Garth Brooks has been touring nonstop since his Comeback tour kicked off in September 2014, and he’s still going strong to this day, inevitably pulling in a great deal of income from his many live shows.
On Wednesday (July 12), Forbes reported their findings for who the highest-paid country music stars are in 2017, which considers various factors, like touring success (determined by Pollstar), record sales (determined by NIelsen) as well as other contributing factors. Brooks tops the list, having made “$60 million in pretax pay” attributed to his extensive touring.
Brooks was followed by Kenny Chesney ($42.5 million), who also sells out stadiums and has a number of brand partnerships like Apple and Corona. Luke Bryan ($42 million) comes in a close third place, as he rakes in income from his concerts and reality show Buck Commander, based on his co-owned business (With Duck Dynsasty's Willie Roberston) of the same name.