Out of the 10 top albums in the US last year, three were country. Country musicians are the new stars in the American music industry. Some country musicians are making the most of their popularity.
Here is a brief overview of the world’s highest paid country musicians with information regarding their annual earnings for the 2013-14.
12) Brad Paisley ($23 million) (tie)
Brad Paisley’s “Wheelhouse” sold more than 100,000 copies in its opening week, debuting atop Billboard’s country charts. He is many fans and is a big draw in concerts.
12) Blake Shelton ($23 million) (tie)
Blake Shelton’s record sales, live concerts, endorsements with popular brands like Pizza Hut have made him a millionaire.
11) Tim McGraw ($23.5 million)
Tim McGraw’s last year’s album “Two Lanes of Freedom” debuted at #2 on the charts and got a gold certification from the RIAA. His 68 shows during the scoring period also helped him secure a place in this list.