1. Garth Brooks named highest-paid country singer, beats Toby Keith

Garth Brooks named highest-paid country singer, beats Toby Keith

Garth Brooks has been named as the highest-paid country singer in the music industry, according to a new Forbes report.

By: | Published: July 30, 2015 11:50 PM

Garth Brooks has been named as the highest-paid country singer in the music industry, according to a new Forbes report.

The veteran singer’s comeback tour has helped Garth Brooks come in at number one on the annual list, raking in an estimated USD 90 million over the past year.

The feat also marks the largest sum for a country music act ever recorded by the money magazine.

After taking a 13-year break from touring, Brooks, 53, returned to the stage in 2014, playing sold out arenas all over the US and selling more than 2.5 million tickets for his much-anticipated gigs.

Brooks’ impressive salary breaks Toby Keith’s two-year streak on the list, as the Red Solo Cup hitmaker slips to second place, after earning USD 53 million over the past year.

Jason Aldean comes in at number three with an estimated USD 43.5 million, while Luke Bryan’s USD 42.5 million earnings and Kenny Chesney’s USD 42 million haul round out the new top five.

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