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Find Out Which Country Artists Made Forbes Highest Paid List

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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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“CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” to Feature Performances by Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and MORE!

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Country Music’s hottest stars will take over primetime with the biggest concert event on television this summer when ABC airs “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett host the three-hour special that brings Country Music’s most storied Festival to a national television audience. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.

Taking the stage for solo performances are superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.
The fans who attend CMA Music Festival know that one of the highlights of the Nightly Concerts is the monumental pairings of musical icons that happen each year. The ABC special will highlight many of those collaborations including Bentley performing with Elle King, Bryan with Urban, Eldredge and Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum with Cam, Little Big Town with Pharrell Williams, Rascal Flatts with Maren Morris, Tyler with Martina McBride, Hank Williams, Jr. with Chris Janson and Justin Moore, and Chris Young duetting with Cassadee Pope.

Filmed during CMA Music Festival June 9-12, the special features many of today’s most exciting Country Music stars as they hit the stage during the four-day celebration of America’s music. The annual event is unlike any other, with meet-and-greets in Fan Fair X, live music on 11 stages, more than 600 artists and celebrities, and a guest list of 88,500 avid singing-and-dancing-till-dawn fans.

For more information, visit CMAfest.com.

Luke Bryan Opens Cigar Shop In Florida

Luke Bryan has opened a cigar shop in Florida.   The country superstar recently opened up a cigar lounge in Santa Rosa Beach.  It’s called Shore Thing Cigars, and it serves up everything from hand-rolled cigars to cold beer and champagne.

If you want to check it out, it’s located on the Hub 30-A on Watersound Beach.

Dan + Shay Cover Luke Bryan’s ‘Drink A Beer’

Dan + Shay have been covering some pretty amazing versions of other artist’s music…including Luke Bryan’s Drink A Beer.  Take a look!

Make sure to check out more of their covers on their YouTube page HERE.

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