Entertainment Forbes: Garth Brooks back on top - Still richest star in Country Music

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  1. dawg

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    Garth Brooks tops this year’s Forbes Country Cash Kings: 2015: The Top 15 Earners list with an estimated $90 million in earnings, thanks in large part to his current World Tour. That total is the biggest single-year amount Forbes has ever recorded for a country act.

    Toby Keith is second with $53 million coming in from his shows and various business interests. Jason Aldean is third with an estimated $43.5 million payday.

    Forbes’ Country Cash Kings list is compiled using data from Pollstar, Nielsen, industry insiders and artists themselves to estimate income from concert tickets, merchandise, publishing and other business interests. The amounts only cover income earned between June 2014 and June 2015.

    Here is the complete Forbes Cash Kings 2015 List:

    1) Garth Brooks, $90 million
    2) Toby Keith, $53 million
    3) Jason Aldean, $43.5 million
    4) Luke Bryan, $42.5 million
    5) Kenny Chesney, $42 million
    6) Tim McGraw, $38 million
    7) Florida Georgia Line, $36.5 million
    8) Zac Brown Band, $32 million
    9) Miranda Lambert, $28.5 million (tie)
    9) Blake Shelton, $28.5 million (tie)
    11) Keith Urban, $28 million
    12) Eric Church, $26 million
    13) Brad Paisley, $24 million
    14) Rascal Flatts, $19.5 million
    15) Lady Antebellum, $17 million
     
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    Saw him recently in New Orleans... Put on a crazy good show. Still makes 5 million less than the wig.
     
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    haven't heard of any of them
     
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    Garth Brooks does not disappoint. He works for every penny.
     
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    Tyler9258 Old friends, old whiskey, old songs

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    Yeah he did 4 shows in 3 nights... Best concert I've ever seen. Everybody in the whole place stood/sang the whole time.
     
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    Give this a try, you may like it.

     
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    His concerts sell out FAST
     
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    Yeah tickets went on sale at 10 am and they were all gone
     
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    Is he still doing his Vegas show?
     
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    'Cause I've got friends in low places
    Where the whiskey drowns
    And the beer chases my blues away
    And I'll be okay
    I'm not big on social graces
    Think I'll slip on down to the oasis
    Oh, I've got friends in low places
     
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    Funny.... I thought that dude was dead.
     
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    You were probably thinking of Chris Gaines

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    Garth's cool... but he's no Keith Whitley :grad:

     
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    Doing 7 shows in like 9 nights in Dallas. Crazy.
    Fuckin rubes.
     
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    I'm embarrassed to say that I had to look him up. I had no idea who Chris Gaines was.

    What a sad guy with a sad life. Could you imagine what it would be like pretending to be someone like Garth Brooks for a living.
     
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    I'm not sure... I know he's on a tour now so probably not currently in Vegas