America's Top-Earning Musicians

Published: Sep 10, 2014
America's Top-Earning Musicians
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Rappers and pop stars may get more mainstream glory, but America's top crooners still outearn the likes of Jay Z and Katy Perry

1.    Toby Keith              $65 million
2.    Taylor Swift             $64 million
3.    Kenny chesney        $44 million
4.    Jason Aldean           $37 million
5.    LuKe Bryan              $34 million
6.    Zac Brown Band      $29 million
7.    KeiTh Urban             $28 million
8.    Rascal Flatts            $27 million
9.    GeorGe Strait           $26 million
10.  Florida Georgia Line  $24 million

Source:  Forbes estimates for pre-tax earnings from June 2013 to June 2014

(This story appears in the 19 September, 2014 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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