The 10 Top Earning Country Music Stars

The 10 Top Earning Country Music Stars
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The 10 Top Earning Country Music Stars
An expanding fan base and bankable personal brands helped these 10 musicians rope in over $200 million in the last year.

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Earnings: $48 million

Keith ranks at No. 1 on the list with an impressive set list of sales, touring revenue and business ventures. Keith writes all of his songs, owns his own recording label and even gives his name to a national chain of successful restaurants.

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Earnings: $40 million

The three members of Rascal Flatts -- Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney -- have seen their share of success in the eight years since their first album with eight No. 1 singles and four No. 1 albums.

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Earnings: $23 million

The artist dubbed country music's only metro-sexual has a reputation for being sensitive despite his masculine looks. His Soul2Soul II tour with his real-life leading lady, Faith Hill, was the second highest-grossing country tour of 2007.

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Earnings: $22 million

Chesney may be small, but he commands an enormous audience. His Flip Flop Summer Tour was the highest-grossing country music tour in 2007, earning over $70 million.

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Earnings: $20 million

Country music's most powerful duo spent most of last year on the road. Their tour with Alan Jackson grossed over $14 million.

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