There’s no doubt Garth Brooks makes a lot of money on his current World Tour and it was enough to land him the title Forbes’ Highest Paid Country Star of 2017. Garth earns the top spot by bringing in $60 million this year, with most of that money earned through touring, which usually consists of multiple night stands at single arenas.
"You just try to give the best show you can, try to make it as personal as you can, try to reach those people," Garth tells “Forbes” about touring. "But it's easier to reach those people in an arena than a stadium."
Coming in second on the list is Kenny Chesney, with earnings of $42.5 mil, followed by Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, and Toby Keith and Florida Georgia Line.
Top Ten Highest Paid Country Stars Of 2017
1. Garth Brooks ($60 mil)
2. Kenny Chesney ($42.5 mil)
3. Luke Bryan ($42 mil)
4. Dolly Parton ($37 mil)
5. Toby Keith ($34.5 mil) (tie)
5. Florida Georgia Line ($34.5 mil).
7. Jason Aldean ($32.5)
8. Blake Shelton ($31.5)
9. Keith Urban ($30 mil)
10. Eric Church (tie) ($25 mil)
10. Zac Brown Band (tie) ($25 mil)