On Wednesday, Nov. 2, the biggest country music stars in the world will gather to be honored at the 50th Annual Country Music Awards (CMAs) at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Superstars like Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will preside over the festivities, which will include performances by Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and Little Big Town, among other country favorites.
Some of this year's nominees, such as Eric Church and Kacey Musgraves, could be just one award away from reaching the celebrity status enjoyed by the likes of "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton and Faith Hill. For the few stars who reach the country stratosphere, fame and wealth are all but guaranteed.
Take a look at these 23 country icons whose talents have earned them net worths of more than $20 million:
High-earning country singers
High-earning country singers
Lee Ann Womack Net Worth: $20 Million
Lee Ann Womack signed with Decca Records in 1996 and released her debut, self-titled album the following year. However, her breakthrough came with the release of her second album in 2000. "I Hope You Dance" sold three million copies, and the single of the same name topped both the country and contemporary charts. Womack went on to be nominated for two Grammys.
Trisha Yearwood Net Worth: $40 Million
Trisha Yearwood counts among her successes three Grammys, 12 studio albums and 15 million album sales. She's currently touring with her husband, fellow country superstar Garth Brooks. Additionally, Yearwood hosts an Emmy-winning show on the Food Network called "Trisha's Southern Kitchen," which is entering its eighth season. Her third cookbook, "Trisha's Table," debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times Best-Sellers List.
Lady Antebellum Net Worth: $41 Million
In 2015, the trio of country stars who make up the band Lady Antebellum earned $17 million, according to Forbes. The group released its sixth studio album, "747," the year before. "747" eventually reached No. 2 on the Billboard country charts.
As of now, Hillary Scott has a net worth of $11 million; Charles Kelley has a net worth of $20 million; and Dave Haywood has a net worth of $10 million. Since 2009, the band has won three Grammys and been nominated for two more.
Miranda Lambert Net Worth: $45 Million
Scoring the No. 15 spot on Forbes' list of 2016's highest-paid country stars, Miranda Lambert earned $18 million between July 2015 and July 2016. She pulled in $7 million from 40 live shows, and her solo Platinum Tour grossed $20 million to become one of the year's top 60 tours in North America.
This year, Lambert opened a store called Pink Pistol in her hometown of Lindale, Texas, which sells her Red 55 Winery wine collection as well as merchandise from her fitness line. When she and fellow country star Blake Shelton divorced in 2015, she retained ownership of their $2.3 million Nashville mansion, and she recently bought another property in Tennessee worth $3.4 million.
Dwight Yoakam Net Worth: $45 Million
With more than 25 million albums sold worldwide, Dwight Yoakam is among the elite success stories of country music. Twelve of his albums have gone gold, and nine have gone platinum or multi-platinum. "This Time" earned triple platinum status. Additionally, five of his albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, and he's penned 22 top 20 songs. He's been nominated for 21 Grammys.
The multi-talented Yoakam has also enjoyed a successful career as an actor, appearing in films like "Panic Room," "Sling Blade" and "Wedding Crashers" and TV series like "Friday Night Lights."
Florida Georgia Line Net Worth: $50 Million
Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley make up the group Florida Georgia Line — and the duo has a combined net worth of $50 million. The stars made $20 million in 12 months between 2015 and 2016. A lot of that success can be attributed to their 69-show Anything Goes tour, which grossed a whopping $29.5 million in arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The band's most recent album, "Dig Your Roots," hit No. 1 in iTunes sales in August. In September, it became the duo's third No. 1 album when it topped the Billboard country albums chart after selling 125,747 copies in its first week.
Loretta Lynn Net Worth: $60 Million
In 2013, President Barack Obama awarded Loretta Lynn the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The award was just one more milestone in the star's rags to riches story.
Raised in poverty along with seven other children in a small cabin in rural Kentucky in the 1930s, Lynn was married when she was just 15 years old. Lynn, who chronicled her life in the song, "Coal Miner's Daughter," had four children before she turned 20. In 1960, she performed at the Grand Ole Opry, which led to a contract with Decca Records. She parlayed her early success into one of the most celebrated careers in country music history, racking up 13 Top 10 hits between 1966 and 1970 alone.
Blake Shelton Net Worth: $60 Million
Blake Shelton — who was married to country superstar Miranda Lambert — is now dating pop icon Gwen Stefani, with whom he works on NBC's "The Voice." Shelton has served as a celebrity judge on the show for 10 seasons.
Fans enjoyed Shelton's songs at 42 shows in a 12-month period between 2015 and 2016, and this summer he held the No. 1 spot on both the Billboard top country albums and Country Airplay charts, earning the star the biggest week of his 15-year career with both the No. 1 album and the No. 1 song. In 2015, he earned $28.5 million, landing him a spot on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid celebrities that year.
Brad Paisley Net Worth: $65 Million
With his career in its second decade, Brad Paisley has enjoyed a five-album streak of No. 1 Billboard country hits, starting with 2003's "Mud on the Tires." He performed 71 concerts in 365 days between June 2015 and June 2016, earning $18.5 million during that time period. The country superstar also boasts 13 No. 1 country singles.
Carrie Underwood Net Worth: $75 Million
Carrie Underwood has racked up an impressive five Grammys, 14 No. 1 singles and 14 million albums sold. The $26 million she earned in the 12 months between June 2015 and June 2016 can be attributed to the 66 shows she performed, as well as the launch of her own clothing line, Calia, and her status as a spokesperson for Olay.
In the entire country music universe, just seven stars earned more during the same time period. Known for her cross-genre duets, the former "American Idol" winner has released hits with Brad Paisley, Steven Tyler and Tony Bennett.
Keith Urban Net Worth: $75 Million
Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Keith Urban spent the last two years appearing alongside Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez as a judge on "American Idol." His earnings from the show, coupled with a frantic touring schedule and the fact that his most recent album debuted at No. 1, helped Urban net $22 million dollars in a single year and score the No. 10 spot on the list of the world's highest-paid country stars. Among his many career milestones are 14 No. 1 songs.
Alan Jackson Net Worth: $75 Million
Alan Jackson piled up 20 No.1 singles and 20 more Top 10 hits in the first 12 years of his career. He was the most popular country star of the 1990s after Garth Brooks. His first album, "Here in the Real World," contained four Top 5 hits and eventually went platinum. He's been nominated for five Grammys and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
Jason Aldean Net Worth: $80 Million
Named Male Vocalist of the Year twice by the Academy of Country Music, Jason Aldean earned $36.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016. His albums, each of which are certified platinum, have sold more than 10 million copies. Additionally, his songs have been downloaded 21 million times, and he's had 13 No. 1 hits. His latest tour, Night Train, sold out every show, broke 40 attendance records and sold 1.9 million tickets.
Faith Hill Net Worth: $80 Million
Faith Hill recently announced that she and her husband — fellow country megastar Tim McGraw — will go on the road together for the first time in a decade when they launch a 65-city tour in 2017. Their last tour, in 2006, beat the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Rolling Stones and Madonna to become that year's most-attended tour.
Through the course of her remarkable career, Hill has won five Grammys, sold 30 million records, landed 13 No. 1 singles and earned the title of the only female artist to debut three No. 1 albums in a row. She was the voice of the NFL's "Sunday Night Football" weekly open and is the only country artist ever to perform "America the Beautiful" and the National Anthem at a Super Bowl. She's also had 20 No. 1 videos in the course of her career.
Tim McGraw Net Worth: $85 Million
In 2016, Tim McGraw released "Sundown Heaven Town," his 13th studio album, which debuted at No. 1 and came with a 48-show tour, which Forbes said "added double-digit millions to his bottom line."
Not only has the husband of fellow country superstar Faith Hill dominated the country charts with a whopping 32 No. 1 singles and 40 million album sales, but McGraw is also one of the few country stars to successfully cross over into acting. In fact, he appeared in "Four Christmases," "The Blind Side," "The Kingdom" and "Friday Night Lights."
He earned $38 million in 2015, and since he arrived in 1992, he is the most-played act on country radio.
Reba McEntire Net Worth: $95 Million
Groundbreaking country icon Reba McEntire has racked up 35 No. 1 singles and sold more than 56 million albums over the course of her 40-year career. In 1996, she embarked on a cross-country tour with Brooks & Dunn that involved 21 trucks and 19 buses. Twenty years later, McEntire is back with Brooks & Dunn, only this time at a cozy Las Vegas residency show that sold out its first 18 performances, drew 75,000 fans and spurred producers to add nine extras shows in July alone.
Rascal Flatts Net Worth: $150 Million
Its members boasting a combined net worth of $150 million, the band Rascal Flatts has racked up 14 No. 1 hit singles, 25 million digital downloads and 21 million album sales since its debut in 2000. The band is one of the world's hottest touring acts, selling a combined 6 million concert tickets. The trio raked in $19.5 million between June 2015 and June 2016, earning a half million dollars per night at arena shows on the road.
Kenny Chesney Net Worth: $155 Million
Kenny Chesney is more than just a heartthrob country superstar and entrepreneur. He became the No. 26 highest-earning celebrity across all industries when he earned $56 million between June 2015 and June 2016. He makes big bucks as a pitchman for Corona, and in 2013, he launched his own line of rum called Blue Chair Bay.
Kenny Rogers Net Worth: $250 Million
Few country superstars have soared as high as Kenny Rogers. The RIAA's No. 8 best-selling male artist of all time, Rogers boasts 19 platinum albums, 31 gold albums and 120 million records sold worldwide. He's had 24 No. 1 songs and 12 No. 1 albums, 108 soundtrack credits, more than 20 acting credits, three Grammy nominations and a Golden Globe nomination.
His greatest achievement, however, is his virtually unprecedented success throughout the years. In fact, Kenny Rogers has released at least one record that was listed on the charts in each of the last seven decades.
Garth Brooks Net Worth: $280 Million
With a 12-month haul of $70 million between June 2015 and June 2016, Garth Brooks is the highest-earning country music star in the world. Just 14 celebrities of any genre or industry earned more during that time period. The country legend's comeback tour, already in its second year with dates stretching into 2017, has earnings "well into nine-figure territory," according to Forbes.
Over his 25-year career, Brooks has sold more than 70.3 million albums in the U.S., landing him the No. 1 spot since Nielsen began keeping statistics. In 1990, "Friends in Low Places" was No. 1 on the charts for four weeks, and the star has had five platinum or multi-platinum certifications.
George Strait Net Worth: $300 Million
In 1981, George Strait earned his first top 10 single before going on to release numerous hits throughout the 1980s and 90s. One of the few 80s stars to transition successfully into the 90s — which saw the meteoric rise of Garth Brooks — Strait also has 26 soundtrack credits, including "Gilmore Girls," "Mystery, Alaska," "Showgirls" and "Halt and Catch Fire." He has been nominated for five Grammys.
Shania Twain Net Worth: $370 Million
The highest-paid woman in country music, Shania Twain, has been a global phenomenon since she took off in the mid-1990s. One of the original crossover artists, Twain saw her career launch with her multi-platinum second album, "The Woman in Me," which sold more than 9 million copies. A big chunk of the $27.5 million she earned between June 2015 and June 2016 can be attributed to her Still the One residence at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Dolly Parton Net Worth: $500 Million
Arguably the biggest star in the history of country music, Dolly Parton earned $19 million between July 2015 and July 2016 alone. Only a dozen country stars earned more this year than the entrepreneur, actress and singer, who has been a global icon for more than 60 years.
Not only has she been inducted into 12 halls of fame and been nominated for 46 Grammy awards, but Parton also runs a business empire that includes the Dollywood theme park, which, with 3 million annual visitors, has been the biggest attraction in her native Tennessee for years. In 2014, the star's 42nd full-length album, "Blue Smoke," helped her reach 100 million worldwide record sales.
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