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  • The richest country music stars
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    The richest country music stars

    It’s easy to see why today's country music stars have become multi-millionaires. Big-name country artists like Garth Brooks and Shania Twain have sold close to 200 million albums between the two of them, and the industry represents about 10% of total sales across all genres. The upcoming CMT Music Awards in Nashville will be hosted by Little Big Town on June 5. Fan-favorite and 18-time CMTMA winner Carrie Underwood will once again perform at this year's event, as well as try to add two more awards to her collection, including video of the year. What better time than to see which stars are bringing home not only music accolades, but also the big bucks? 

    Stacker used data from Celebrity Net Worthwhich aggregates publicly available information like real estate holdings, announced salaries, royalties, record sales, and endorsements—to put together this list of richest country music stars. The final net worth is created using a formula that eliminates expenses like manager and agent fees, estimated taxes paid, and other lifestyle expenses, boiling it down to a more accurate figure of a star’s total assets.

    Read through to see which "American Idol" star has already crossed the $85 million mark, and which country legend is worth half a billion dollars.

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  • #48 (tie) Brandy Clark
    2/ Lisa Gansky // Wikimedia Commons

    #48 (tie) Brandy Clark

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Rhett Akins
    3/ Matt Winkelmeyer // Getty Images Entertainment

    #48 (tie). Rhett Akins

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Tracy Byrd
    4/ YouTube

    #48 (tie). Tracy Byrd

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Larry Gatlin
    5/ Senior Airman Marleah Miller // U.S. Air Force

    #48 (tie). Larry Gatlin

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Paul Brandt
    6/ Sergei ~ 5of7 // Flickr

    #48 (tie). Paul Brandt

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Gary Allan
    7/ minds-eye // Wikimedia Commons

    #48 (tie). Gary Allan

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Lee Greenwood
    8/ Gage Skidmore // Wikimedia Commons

    #48 (tie). Lee Greenwood

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Terri Clark
    9/ Bob Hunter // Wikimedia commons

    #48 (tie). Terri Clark

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Dave Haywood
    10/ zqvol // Wikimedia Commons

    #48 (tie). Dave Haywood

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #48 (tie). Steve Wariner
    11/ Rick Diamond // Getty Images Country Music Hall Of Fame & Museum

    #48 (tie). Steve Wariner

    Estimated net worth: $10 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #47. Hillary Scott
    12/ zqvol // Wikimedia Commons

    #47. Hillary Scott

    Estimated net worth: $11 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #46. Chris Stapleton
    13/ Disney | ABC Television Group // Flickr

    #46. Chris Stapleton

    Estimated net worth: $12 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #44 (tie). Darius Rucker
    14/ Mysti Cabasug, U.S. Air Force // Wikimedia Commons

    #44 (tie). Darius Rucker

    Estimated net worth: $14 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #44 (tie). Eric Church
    15/ Townsquare Media // Flickr

    #44 (tie). Eric Church

    Estimated net worth: $14 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #43. Brantley Gilbert
    16/ Disney | ABC Television Group // Flickr

    #43. Brantley Gilbert

    Estimated net worth: $15 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #42. Sara Evans
    17/ Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mandy Hunsucker // Wikimedia Commons

    #42. Sara Evans

    Estimated net worth: $16 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #41. Josh Turner
    18/ Gage Skidmore // Wikimedia Commons

    #41. Josh Turner

    Estimated net worth: $17 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #40. Trace Adkins
    19/ Senior Airman Marianne E. Lane // U.S. Air Force

    #40. Trace Adkins

    Estimated net worth: $19 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #37 (tie). Jeff Cook
    20/ Kevin Winter // Getty Images for Stagecoach

    #37 (tie). Jeff Cook

    Estimated net worth: $20 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #37 (tie). Charles Kelley
    21/ zqvol // Wikimedia Commons

    #37 (tie). Charles Kelley

    Estimated net worth: $20 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #37 (tie). Lee Ann Womack
    22/ Ken Hackman // U.S. Air Force

    #37 (tie). Lee Ann Womack

    Estimated net worth: $20 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #33 (tie). Willie Nelson
    23/ Bob Jagendorf // Wikimedia Commons

    #33 (tie). Willie Nelson

    Estimated net worth: $25 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #33 (tie). Brian Kelley
    24/ Ethan Miller // Getty Images for iHeartMedia

    #33 (tie). Brian Kelley

    Estimated net worth: $25 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #33 (tie). Tyler Hubbard
    25/ Stephen Lovekin // Getty Images for Live Nation

    #33 (tie). Tyler Hubbard

    Estimated net worth: $25 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #33 (tie). Zac Brown
    26/ DoD News // Flickr

    #33 (tie). Zac Brown

    Estimated net worth: $25 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #32. Dierks Bentley
    27/ The White House // Wikimedia Commons

    #32. Dierks Bentley

    Estimated net worth: $30 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #31. Trisha Yearwood
    28/ U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley // Wikimedia Commons

    #31. Trisha Yearwood

    Estimated net worth: $40 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #27 (tie). Ronnie Dunn
    29/ Gage Skidmore // Wikimedia Commons

    #27 (tie). Ronnie Dunn

    Estimated net worth: $45 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #27 (tie). Kix Brooks
    30/ Gage Skidmore // Flickr

    #27 (tie). Kix Brooks

    Estimated net worth: $45 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #27 (tie). Dwight Yoakam
    31/ SD Dirk // Flickr

    #27 (tie). Dwight Yoakam

    Estimated net worth: $45 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #27 (tie). Miranda Lambert
    32/ Rona Proudfoot // Flickr

    #27 (tie). Miranda Lambert

    Estimated net worth: $45 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #23 (tie). Randy Owen
    33/ Photo by Rick Diamond // Getty Images for Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum

    #23 (tie). Randy Owen

    Estimated net worth: $50 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #23 (tie). Jay DeMarcus
    34/ Redfires23 // Wikimedia Commons

    #23 (tie). Jay DeMarcus

    Estimated net worth: $50 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #23 (tie). Joe Don Rooney
    35/ JDR1234 // Wikimedia Commons

    #23 (tie). Joe Don Rooney

    Estimated net worth: $50 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #23 (tie). Gary LeVox
    36/ Jazills // Wikimedia Commons

    #23 (tie). Gary LeVox

    Estimated net worth: $50 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #21(tie). Tanya Tucker
    37/ Photo by Frazer Harrison // Getty Images for Stagecoach

    #21(tie). Tanya Tucker

    Estimated net worth: $60 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #21 (tie). Blake Shelton
    38/ DoD News // Wikimedia Commons

    #21 (tie). Blake Shelton

    Estimated net worth: $60 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #20. Loretta Lynn
    39/ Third Coast Daily // Flickr

    #20. Loretta Lynn

    Estimated net worth: $65 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #19. Keith Urban
    40/ Craig ONeal // Wikimedia Commons

    #19. Keith Urban

    Estimated net worth: $75 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #17 (tie). Faith Hill
    41/ U.S Air Force // Public Domain Files

    #17 (tie). Faith Hill

    Estimated net worth: $80 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #17 (tie). Jason Aldean
    42/ Emorton25 // Wikimedia Commons

    #17 (tie). Jason Aldean

    Estimated net worth: $80 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #15 (tie). Tim McGraw
    43/ WEZL Charleston's Best Country // Flickr

    #15 (tie). Tim McGraw

    Estimated net worth: $85 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #15 (tie). Carrie Underwood
    44/ MrHairyKnuckles // Flickr

    #15 (tie). Carrie Underwood

    Estimated net worth: $85 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #14. Luke Bryan
    45/ Batt2fd // Wikimedia Commons

    #14. Luke Bryan

    Estimated net worth: $90 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #11 (tie). Reba McEntire
    46/ Gage Skidmore // Wikimedia Commons

    #11 (tie). Reba McEntire

    Estimated net worth: $95 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #11 (tie). Alan Jackson
    47/ Svencb // Wikimedia Commons

    #11 (tie). Alan Jackson

    Estimated net worth: $95 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #11 (tie). Brad Paisley
    48/ minds-eye // Wikimedia Commons

    #11 (tie). Brad Paisley

    Estimated net worth: $95 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #10. Linda Ronstadt
    49/ Craig Howell // Flickr

    #10. Linda Ronstadt

    Estimated net worth: $130 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #9. Kris Kristofferson
    50/ Joerg Neuner // Flickr

    #9. Kris Kristofferson

    Estimated net worth: $160 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #8. Kenny Chesney
    51/ Craig ONeal // Wikimedia Commons

    #8. Kenny Chesney

    Estimated net worth: $170 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #7. Kenny Rogers
    52/ Sheila Herman // Wikimedia Commons

    #7. Kenny Rogers

    Estimated net worth: $250 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #6. George Strait
    53/ Stacey Huggins // Flickr

    #6. George Strait

    Estimated net worth: $300 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #5. Garth Brooks
    54/ Steve Jurvetson // Wikimedia Commons

    #5. Garth Brooks

    Estimated net worth: $310 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #4. Toby Keith
    55/ Sgt. Anthony Guas // The Unites States Marine Corps

    #4. Toby Keith

    Estimated net worth: $365 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #3. Taylor Swift
    56/ Eva Rinaldi // Flickr

    #3. Taylor Swift

    Estimated net worth: $380 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #2. Shania Twain
    57/ Sara Collaton // Flickr

    #2. Shania Twain

    Estimated net worth: $400 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

  • #1. Dolly Parton
    58/ pipilongstockings // Flickr

    #1. Dolly Parton

    Estimated net worth: $500 million (via CelebrityNetWorth.com)

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