From Lady Antebellum to Tim McGraw, these country super stars have been shaping the country music scene for years. Take a look at these these stars, whose incredible talent and hard work have earned them equally incredible fortunes.
Sam Hunt Net Worth: $3 Million
Sam Hunt was called a “breakout superstar” by Forbes in 2017. His smash hit single “Body Like A Back Road” went RIAA-certified Triple Platinum before the album on which it appears — Hunt’s second — was even released. In just six months, the record clocked 100 million streams and then 200 million streams faster than any other country song in history. The track broke a record when it spent 25 consecutive weeks in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.
Jon Pardi Net Worth: $8 Million
During an August 2017 road tour, Jon Pardi celebrated at a Sacramento concert stop near where he grew up. The reason for the party? His album “California Sunrise” sold 500,000 copies between sales and streams, officially earning it certified Gold status. The song’s lead single, “Head Over Boots,” went on to become certified Platinum.
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Chris Stapleton Net Worth: $8 Million
In 2015, Chris Stapleton took the CMAs by storm when he won the coveted Best New Artist award. It was the “new” part that stood out — Stapleton was a seasoned, road-weary 37-year-old veteran at the time. He also won Album of the Year and Best Male Vocalist. Two years later in 2017, his “Traveller” album sold its 2 millionth copy. Stapleton is currently on a nationwide tour.
Eric Church Net Worth: $14 Million
Eric Church pulled in $25 million during the year ending in June 2017, according to Forbes. The country star made headlines for canceling 25,000 questionable tickets in an effort to thwart scalpers during his “Holdin’ My Own tour.” The road, after all, is where Church earns the bulk of his eight-digit annual income.
Lee Ann Womack Net Worth: $20 Million
Lee Ann Womack released her first, self-titled album in 1997 shortly after signing with Decca Records. It reached Top 10 status on the country charts and was followed by another album in 2000. “I Hope You Dance” became her biggest single to date, peaking at No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. Womack has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Her newest album, “The Lonely, the Lonesome and the Gone,” was released Oct. 27.
Zac Brown Net Worth: $25 Million
Country superstar Zac Brown’s self-titled band earned $25 million between June 2016 and June 2017, according to Forbes — enough to match the bandleader’s net worth. The band’s newest album, “Welcome Home,” launched in May and sold 146,000 units in its opening week. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
Trisha Yearwood Net Worth: $40 Million
Trisha Yearwood counts among her successes three Grammy Awards and 15 million album sales. She frequently tours with her husband, fellow country superstar Garth Brooks. Additionally, Yearwood hosts an Emmy-winning show on the Food Network called “Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,” which has been on the air for 10 seasons. Her third cookbook, “Trisha’s Table,” debuted at No. 7 on The New York Times Bestsellers list.
Lady Antebellum Net Worth: $41 Million
With 14.5 million downloads, the trio of country stars who make up the band Lady Antebellum are among the best-selling digital artists of all time. As of now, Hillary Scott has a net worth of $11 million, Charles Kelley has a net worth of $20 million, and Dave Haywood has a net worth of $10 million. Since 2008, the band has won five Grammys and been nominated for three more.
Miranda Lambert Net Worth: $45 Million
One of the biggest country stars in the world, Miranda Lambert, along with Keith Urban, leads the 2017 CMA list of nominees with five nominations. In 2016, Lambert opened a store called Pink Pistol in her hometown of Lindale, Texas, which sells her Red 55 Winery wine collection as well as merchandise from her fitness line. When she and fellow country star Blake Shelton ced in 2015, she retained ownership of their $2.3 million Nashville mansion, and she recently bought another property in Tennessee for $3.4 million.
Dwight Yoakam Net Worth: $45 Million
Dwight Yoakam’s storied career spans three decades. Seventeen of his albums broke the top 10 on the country charts, three of which reached No. 1. The multi-talented Yoakam also has enjoyed a successful career as an actor, appearing in films such as “Panic Room,” “Sling Blade” and “Wedding Crashers,” as well as in TV shows such as the 2015 miniseries, “To Appomattox.”
Florida Georgia Line Net Worth: $50 Million
Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley make up the group Florida Georgia Line — and Hubbard and Kelley each have a net worth of $25 million. The group earned $34.5 million in the year ending in June 2017, according to Forbes. Although the pair makes most of their money through concert tours, they also enjoy lucrative endorsement deals with Nitto Tires and Advance Auto Parts.
Loretta Lynn Net Worth: $65 Million
In 2013, then-President Barack Obama awarded Loretta Lynn the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award was just one more milestone in the star’s epic rags-to-riches story.
Raised in poverty along with seven other children in a small cabin in rural Kentucky in the 1930s, Lynn got married as a young teen. Lynn, who chronicled her life in the song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” had four children before she turned 20. In 1960, she performed at the Grand Ole Opry, which led to a contract with Decca Records. She parlayed her early success into one of the most celebrated careers in country music history, racking up 51 top 10 hits over the course of her career.
Blake Shelton Net Worth: $60 Million
Blake Shelton — who was married to country superstar Miranda Lambert — is now dating pop icon Gwen Stefani, with whom he worked on NBC’s “The Voice.” Shelton has served as a celebrity judge on the show for 12 seasons and is returning for a 13th. The show is a large part of the reason he earned $31.5 million in a single year ending in June 2017.
Last summer Shelton held the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard top country albums and Country Airplay charts, earning the star the biggest week of his 15-year career with both the No. 1 album and the No. 1 song.
Keith Urban Net Worth: $75 Million
Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Keith Urban is one of country music’s highest-paid and most prolific performers. He played a whopping 79 shows between June 2016 and June 2017, according to Forbes. His efforts earned him $30 million in one year. He also pulled in some cash from his personal guitar line.
Jason Aldean Net Worth: $80 Million
Jason Aldean played 55 shows between June 2016 and June 2017, and his concerts grossed an average of $1 million per city, earning him $32.5 million in that year. He was on stage in Las Vegas at a country music festival on Oct. 1 when a gunman opened fire from a hotel room, murdering 58 people and injuring more than 500 others in the deadliest mass shooting in American history. To raise money for the victims, Aldean released a recording of a cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” He also performed the song on the Oct. 7 edition of “Saturday Night Live.”
Faith Hill Net Worth: $80 Million
Faith Hill and her husband — fellow country megastar Tim McGraw — have spent much of 2017 on the road together for the first time in a decade as part of a 65-city tour. Their last tour, which started in 2006, beat the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones and Madonna to become that year’s most-attended tour.
Through the course of her remarkable career, Hill has won five Grammys and been nominated for 12 more. All in all, she’s sold 20 million albums and served as the voice of the NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” weekly opening number. In 2017, both she and McGraw signed new record deals which indicates, according to Rolling Stone, that “new albums are on the horizon.”
Carrie Underwood Net Worth: $85 Million
Carrie Underwood is officially the most awarded woman in CMT history. She’s won 17 awards and been nominated for a total of 32 — all in little more than a decade. Underwood, who took home the top spot on “American Idol” in season four, has only been singing professionally for 11 years. She first appeared at the CMT Music Awards in 2006 and has been nominated for at least one award every year since. She’s also racked up an impressive seven Grammy awards and 14 nominations.
Tim McGraw Net Worth: $85 Million
In 2014, Tim McGraw released “Sundown Heaven Town,” his 13th studio album, which debuted at No. 1 and came with a 48-show tour, which Forbes said “added double-digit millions to his bottom line.” Another album, “Damn Country Music,” followed in 2015.
He and his wife, fellow country superstar Faith Hill, signed a deal with Showtime for their “Tim & Faith: Soul2Soul” concert to appear on the network in November. McGraw is also one of the few country stars to successfully cross over into acting. In fact, he appeared in “Four Christmases,” “The Blind Side,” “The Kingdom” and “Friday Night Lights.”
Luke Bryan Net Worth: $90 Million
Luke Bryan is one of the biggest concert draws in country, and he’s also a businessman with multiple revenue streams. He has endorsement deals with Miller Lite and Cabela’s, and he also appears on the Outdoor Channel reality show, “Buck Commander.” He co-owns a company of the same name with Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” fame. In all, he pulled in $42 million during the year ending in June 2017, according to Forbes.
Brad Paisley Net Worth: $95 Million
Brad Paisley is a household name these days both for his music and his hilarious commercial with retired quarterback Peyton Manning, and he’s a superstar in his own right. He performed 71 concerts in 365 days between June 2015 and June 2016, earning $18.5 million during that time period. Paisley also boasts 24 No. 1 country singles and has won three Grammy Awards.
Alan Jackson Net Worth: $95 Million
Fifty of Alan Jackson’s 60 singles have become top 10 hits, and 35 have reached No. 1. His 23 albums run the gamut of genres, including two gospel albums, two Christmas albums and a bluegrass album. He’s won two Grammys and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
Reba McEntire Net Worth: $95 Million
Groundbreaking country icon Reba McEntire has racked up 35 No. 1 singles and sold more than 56 million albums over the course of her 40-year career. In 1996, she embarked on a cross-country tour with Brooks & Dunn that involved 21 trucks and 19 buses. Twenty years later, McEntire 1s back with Brooks & Dunn, only this time at a cozy Las Vegas residency show that sold out its first 18 performances, drew 75,000 fans and spurred producers to add nine extras shows in one month in 2016 alone.
Rascal Flatts Net Worth: $150 Million
Rascal Flatts is a trio of musicians with a combined net worth of $150 million. They’ve earned their money through their undeniable success, which includes 16 No. 1 hits and 23 million records sold. They earn their wage not just in the studio, but on the road. Over the years, Rascal Flatts has sold 10 million concert tickets.
Kenny Chesney Net Worth: $170 Million
Kenny Chesney is more than just a heartthrob country superstar and entrepreneur. He’s also the second-highest earning country star of the year, pulling in $42.5 million between June 2016 and June 2017. Last year, his album “Cosmic Hallelujah” debuted at No. 1 on the country charts. He makes big bucks as a pitchman for Corona and Apple, and in 2013, he launched his own line of rum called Blue Chair Bay.
Kenny Rogers Net Worth: $250 Million
Few country superstars have soared as high as Kenny Rogers. One of the Top 10 RIAA best-selling male artists of all time, Rogers boasts 120 million records sold worldwide. He’s had 24 No. 1 songs, 116 soundtrack credits, more than 20 acting credits and three Grammy Awards. His greatest achievement, however, is his virtually unprecedented success throughout the years. In fact, Kenny Rogers has released at least one record that was listed on the charts in each of the last seven decades.
George Strait Net Worth: $300 Million
George Strait has the distinction of releasing a whopping 60 No. 1 singles — more than any singer across all genres, according to his biography. In his more than three-decade career, he’s sold more than 70 million albums, 33 of which were platinum or multi-selling. Only Elvis Presley and the Beatles have topped that record. Strait also has 27 soundtrack credits, including “Gilmore Girls,” “Mystery, Alaska,” “Showgirls” and “Halt and Catch Fire.” He has been nominated for 16 Grammys and won one.
Garth Brooks Net Worth: $310 Million
Garth Brooks has played 300 shows so far on his comeback tour, which began in 2014. He earned $60 million in the year ending in June 2017 alone, largely because of his unprecedented habit of playing several arena shows in a single day. This is the third year in a row Brooks has earned the title of the highest-paid singer in country music.
Over his 25-year career, Brooks has sold more than 70.3 million albums in the U.S., landing him the No. 1 spot since Nielsen began keeping statistics. In 1990, “Friends in Low Places” was No. 1 on the charts for four weeks. Brooks holds the record for the most RIAA-certified diamond albums with seven, one more than the Beatles.
Toby Keith Net Worth: $365 Million
One of the biggest names in country music, Toby Keith earned $34.5 million in the year ending in June 2017, according to Forbes. Part of that haul came from business ventures such as his Wild Shot mezcal and endorsement deal with Ford. Most of his income, however, can be credited to his touring schedule, which this year included the inauguration of President Donald Trump and a men-only show in Saudi Arabia.
Shania Twain Net Worth: $370 Million
Shania Twain has been a global phenomenon since the mid-1990s, winning a Grammy in 1995 — her first of five in 18 nominations. Four years later, she was named Entertainer of the Year by two different associations. One of the original crossover artists, Twain’s star continues to shine bright. She ranked No. 9 in earnings — $27.5 million — among women in music across all genres in 2016, thanks largely to a lucrative Vegas residency.
Dolly Parton Net Worth: $500 Million
Arguably the biggest star in the history of country music, Dolly Parton earned $37 million between June 2016 and June 2017 alone, thanks largely to performing 63 shows. Only three country stars earned more this year than the 71-year-old entrepreneur, actress and singer. She earned $19 million the previous year.
She has been inducted into 12-plus halls of fame and nominated for 47 Grammy Awards — winning five — but Parton also runs a business empire that includes the Dollywood theme park, which, with 3 million annual visitors, has been the biggest attraction in her native Tennessee for years. In 2014, the star’s 42nd full-length album, “Blue Smoke,” helped her reach 100 million worldwide record sales.
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