Country’s Biggest Artists Made Serious Money In 2012

While Madonna and Bruce Springsteen topped the list, country music made a serious impact on Billboard’s Music Top 40 Money Makers of 2013 list, which adds up all the artists income from touring, albums, ringtones, downloads, and more!

Topping the list of country music superstars is Kenny Chesney, who pulled in nearly $20 million, landing at #5 on the list. His latest album, “Welcome to the Fishbowl” and tour with Tim McGraw helped inflate his numbers for last year.

Following Kenny, is Tim McGraw with over $18 million, and Jason Aldean right behind him with over $17 million.

Check out the full list, right here:
#5 – Kenny Chesney – $19,148,525.24
#7 – Tim McGraw – $18,329,167.89
#8 – Jason Aldean — $17,578,651.96
#12 – Lady Antebellum – $12,968,992.17
#14 – Brad Paisley – $12,848,724.84
#15 – Taylor Swift – $12,695,783.32
#16 – Carrie Underwood – $11,942,956.65
#18 – Eric Church – $11,015,773.11
#19 – Rascal Flatts – $10,777,282.68
#23 – Toby Keith – $9,805,764.04
#27 – Miranda Lambert – $8,818,536.04
#37 – Zac Brown Band – $6,682,797.58
#40 – Blake Shelton – $5,914,591.11

Steve Koscik / US99.5

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