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Find Out Which Country Artists Made Forbes Highest Paid List

Garth Brooks

While former-country singer Taylor Swift took the #1 spot this year (she made $170 million in the past year!), there are a few current country stars who made Forbes’ list of the Highest Paid Celebrities.

Garth Brooks is the highest paid country artist on the list, bringing in $70 million from music sales and his tour, which landed him at the number 15 spot on the list.  Kenny Chesney comes in at number 26 with $56 million thanks to his music, tours, Costa sunglasses and Blue Chair Bay rum company.  Luke Bryan brought in $53 million, landing him at number 37.

Other country artists on the list include Toby Keith at #47 with $47.5 million, Jason Aldean at #75 with $36.5 million.

According to Forbes, rankings are based on “numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, Box Office Mojo, Songkick and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders and many of the stars themselves;” agent, manager and laywer fees have not been deducted.

 

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2016 GRAMMY Nominees Album Available Now

Grammys

The Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Recordings and Republic Records announce the release of the 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album — which is available in stores and via all digital retailers today.

The 22nd installment of the best-selling series features 21 GRAMMY-nominated artists and hit songs from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Alabama Shakes, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Taylor Swift, and The Weeknd, as well as Best New Artist nominees Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, and Meghan Trainor.

Each 2016 GRAMMY Nominees album purchased in stores will include a special game piece featuring a unique code for a chance to play the GRAMMY Ticket Game. To participate, the code must be used at 2016GRAMMYAlbum.com for the opportunity to win a trip for two to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards® in 2017 or a second-place prize of an official GRAMMY Awards T-shirt.*

A portion of the proceeds from album sales will benefit the year-round efforts of the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares Foundation® — two Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organizations.

The 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Monday, Feb. 15 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

*Visit 2016GRAMMYAlbum.com or www.CBS.com for details and eligibility requirements.

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58th Annual GRAMMY Nominations Are In….

The Grammys

The Recording Academy® announced nominations for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards® in all 83 categories this morning. Reflecting a diverse blend of talented music makers, this year’s nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions entered. As the only peer-based music award, the GRAMMY Awards are voted on by The Academy’s membership body of creators across all disciplines of music, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, and engineers. Final-round GRAMMY® ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and the preeminent award for excellence in music will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Country music is well represented this year but you will notice from the list of nominees a lot of country’s favorites didn’t make the cut.

Best Country Album:
Montevallo — Sam Hunt
Pain Killer — Little Big Town
The Blade — Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves
Traveller — Chris Stapleton

Album Of The Year:
Traveller — Chris Stapleton
Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes
To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar
1989 — Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weeknd

Song Of The Year:
“Girl Crush” — Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
“Alright” — Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
“Blank Space” — Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“See You Again” — Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
“Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Best New Artist:
Sam Hunt
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Read the rest of the nominees below

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