Forbes Announces Top-10 Earners In Country Music
April 23, 2009 at 3:20 PM (PT)
FORBES MAGAZINE has released the Top-10 earning Country stars of 2008 and for a 19-year-old, TAYLOR SWIFT had a darn good year. The BIG MACHINE artist raked in an estimated $18 million in revenues. FORBES rolls in revenues from concert grosses, album sales, merchandise and endorsements to compile the numbers.
Number 1 on the list was KENNY CHESNEY with $65 million, followed by RASCAL FLATTS with $60 million, TOBY KEITH with $52 million, TAYLOR at $18, BROOKS & DUNN and TOM McGRAW were tied for 5th with $16 million, BRAD PAISLEY was next with $15 million, then SUGARLAND and CARRIE UNDERWOOD tied for 8th with $14 million, and ALAN JACKSON rounded out the Top-10 earners for 2008 with $12 million.
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