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Highest Paid Country Star May Surprise You!

by Vanessa Ryan

When we think of the highest paid country acts, Toby didn't make our list. We were very surprised...pleasantly of course. Good for him!

Toby Keith is the highest paid country star... according to Forbes.

The singer topped the Forbes list for the second year in a row taking in $65 million from his own record label, Show Dog - Universal, his endorsement deal with Ford, and his culinary endeavors the I Love This Bar and Grill restaurant chain and his Wild Shot line of mescal.

Taylor Swift came in second making $64 million while Kenny Chesney was third with $44 million.

Top 5 Money Making Country Stars

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

Does the list surprise you at all?

~BS and Vanessa