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The richest country music stars

  • 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 multimillionaires. 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, according to CMT.

    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. Brandy Clark (tie)
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    #48. Brandy Clark (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million

  • #48. Rhett Akins (tie)
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    #48. Rhett Akins (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million 

  • #48. Tracy Byrd (tie)
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    #48. Tracy Byrd (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million

  • #48. Larry Gatlin (tie)
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    #48. Larry Gatlin (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million 

  • #48. Paul Brandt (tie)
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    #48. Paul Brandt (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million 

  • #48. Gary Allan (tie)
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    #48. Gary Allan (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million 

  • #48. Lee Greenwood (tie)
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    #48. Lee Greenwood (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million 

  • #48. Terri Clark (tie)
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    #48. Terri Clark (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million 

  • #48. Dave Haywood (tie)
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    #48. Dave Haywood (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million 

  • #48. Steve Wariner (tie)
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    #48. Steve Wariner (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $10 million 

  • #47. Hillary Scott
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    #47. Hillary Scott

    Estimated net worth: $11 million 

  • #46. Chris Stapleton
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    #46. Chris Stapleton

    Estimated net worth: $12 million 

  • #44. Darius Rucker (tie)
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    #44. Darius Rucker (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $14 million 

  • #44. Eric Church (tie)
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    #44. Eric Church (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $14 million 

  • #43. Brantley Gilbert
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    #43. Brantley Gilbert

    Estimated net worth: $15 million 

  • #42. Sara Evans
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    #42. Sara Evans

    Estimated net worth: $16 million 

  • #41. Josh Turner
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    #41. Josh Turner

    Estimated net worth: $17 million 

  • #40. Trace Adkins
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    #40. Trace Adkins

    Estimated net worth: $19 million 

  • #37. Jeff Cook (tie)
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    #37. Jeff Cook (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $20 million 

  • #37. Charles Kelley (tie)
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    #37. Charles Kelley (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $20 million 

  • #37. Lee Ann Womack (tie)
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    #37. Lee Ann Womack (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $20 million 

  • #33. Willie Nelson (tie)
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    #33. Willie Nelson (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $25 million 

  • #33. Brian Kelley (tie)
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    #33. Brian Kelley (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $25 million 

  • #33. Tyler Hubbard (tie)
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    #33. Tyler Hubbard (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $25 million 

  • #33. Zac Brown (tie)
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    #33. Zac Brown (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $25 million 

  • #32. Dierks Bentley
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    #32. Dierks Bentley

    Estimated net worth: $30 million 

  • #31. Trisha Yearwood
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    #31. Trisha Yearwood

    Estimated net worth: $40 million 

  • #27. Ronnie Dunn (tie)
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    #27. Ronnie Dunn (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $45 million

  • #27. Kix Brooks (tie)
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    #27. Kix Brooks (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $45 million 

  • #27. Dwight Yoakam (tie)
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    #27. Dwight Yoakam (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $45 million 

  • #27. Miranda Lambert (tie)
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    #27. Miranda Lambert (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $45 million 

  • #23. Randy Owen (tie)
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    #23. Randy Owen (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $50 million 

  • #23. Jay DeMarcus (tie)
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    #23. Jay DeMarcus (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $50 million 

  • #23. Joe Don Rooney (tie)
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    #23. Joe Don Rooney (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $50 million 

  • #23. Gary LeVox (tie)
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    #23. Gary LeVox (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $50 million 

  • #21. Tanya Tucker (tie)
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    #21. Tanya Tucker (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $60 million 

  • #21. Blake Shelton (tie)
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    #21. Blake Shelton (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $60 million 

  • #20. Loretta Lynn
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    #20. Loretta Lynn

    Estimated net worth: $65 million 

  • #19. Keith Urban
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    #19. Keith Urban

    Estimated net worth: $75 million 

  • #17. Faith Hill (tie)
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    #17. Faith Hill (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $80 million 

  • #17. Jason Aldean (tie)
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    #17. Jason Aldean (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $80 million 

  • #15. Tim McGraw (tie)
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    #15. Tim McGraw (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $85 million 

  • #15. Carrie Underwood (tie)
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    #15. Carrie Underwood (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $85 million 

  • #14. Luke Bryan
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    #14. Luke Bryan

    Estimated net worth: $90 million

  • #11. Reba McEntire (tie)
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    #11. Reba McEntire (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $95 million 

  • #11. Alan Jackson (tie)
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    #11. Alan Jackson (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $95 million 

  • #11. Brad Paisley (tie)
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    #11. Brad Paisley (tie)

    Estimated net worth: $95 million 

  • #10. Linda Ronstadt
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    #10. Linda Ronstadt

    Estimated net worth: $130 million 

  • #9. Kris Kristofferson
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    #9. Kris Kristofferson

    Estimated net worth: $160 million 

  • #8. Kenny Chesney
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    #8. Kenny Chesney

    Estimated net worth: $170 million 

  • #7. Kenny Rogers
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    #7. Kenny Rogers

    Estimated net worth: $250 million 

  • #6. George Strait
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    #6. George Strait

    Estimated net worth: $300 million 

  • #5. Garth Brooks
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    #5. Garth Brooks

    Estimated net worth: $310 million 

  • #4. Toby Keith
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    #4. Toby Keith

    Estimated net worth: $365 million 

  • #3. Taylor Swift
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    #3. Taylor Swift

    Estimated net worth: $380 million

  • #2. Shania Twain
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    #2. Shania Twain

    Estimated net worth: $400 million 

  • #1. Dolly Parton
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    #1. Dolly Parton

    Estimated net worth: $500 million 

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