How Rich Are These CMA Award Nominees?
The biggest names in country music will gather Nov. 10 to honor their own at the Country Music Awards show.
The show always focuses some attention on rising stars, such as Mickey Guton and Jimmie Allen — both nominated for New Artist of the Year — but the evening is certainly a showcase for the most marquee names in country music, such as Eric Church and Carrie Underwood.
Hosted by Luke Bryan, the 55th annual CMA Awards show will have plenty of stars shining. GOBankingRates took a look at how rich some of the top nominees are, with net worths sourced from Celebrity Net Worth.
Carrie Underwood: $140 Million
Underwood, the 2005 “American Idol” winner, has built a spectacular career, with seven Grammy Awards and numerous No. 1 singles, including “Jesus, Take the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats.”
The 38-year-old country superstar has capitalized on her crossover appeal, signing endorsement deals with companies such as Target, Nintendo, Olay’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. She also performs the “Sunday Night Football” theme for NBC Sports.
Underwood is one of the nominees for Entertainer of the Year at the CMAs.
Learn More: The Richest Celebrity From Every State
Miranda Lambert: $60 Million
With eight solo studio albums (seven of which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart), Lambert has carved out a terrific solo career. She has been nominated for 18 Grammys and has won 35 Academy of Country Music Awards.
Lambert, 37, also has performed in an all-female group called Pistol Annies, which released a gold album, and has dabbled in acting, appearing on an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Lambert is nominated for Entertainer of the Year.
Eric Church: $14 Million
Church, 44, has two No. 1 albums, five American Country Music awards, two Country Music Awards and other honors.
Church, who is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, founded the Chief Cares Fund in 2013 with his wife, Katherine Church. His album, Heart, is also up for Album of the Year.
Chris Stapleton: $12 Million
The 43-year-old performer first made his name as a songwriter, penning six No. 1 country hits for artists such as Kenny Chesney and George Strait. He also performed for a bluegrass band, The SteelDrivers, before launching a solo career in 2015.
Stapleton’s debut album, Traveller, reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the U.S. Country chart, and he has five Grammy Awards and seven Academy of Country Music Awards.
He is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, and his album Starting Over is nominated for Album of the Year.
Luke Combs: $5 Million
Combs, who won New Artist of the Year at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards, has a No. 1 album and several No. 1 singles, including “She Got the Best of Me.”
The 31-year-old also as two Grammy Award nominations in his career. He’s up for Entertainer of the Year.
Thomas Rhett: $5 Million
Rhett, also known as Thomas Rhett Atkins Jr., is the son of singer-songwriter Rhett Atkins.
The 31-year-old has five solo albums, with 16 songs reaching No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts. He’s nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year.