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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 CMA Awards will be co-hosted for the 11th consecutive year by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, with fan favorite Chris Stapleton nominated five times (including for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award). What better time than to see which stars are bringing home 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

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

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    #48 (tie). Rhett Akins

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

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    #48 (tie). Tracy Byrd

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

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    #48 (tie). Larry Gatlin

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

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    #48 (tie). Paul Brandt

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

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    #48 (tie). Gary Allan

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

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    #48 (tie). Lee Greenwood

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

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    #48 (tie). Terri Clark

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

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    #48 (tie). Dave Haywood

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

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    #48 (tie). Steve Wariner

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

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    #47. Hillary Scott

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

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    #46. Chris Stapleton

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

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    #44 (tie). Darius Rucker

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

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    #44 (tie). Eric Church

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

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    #43. Brantley Gilbert

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

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    #42. Sara Evans

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

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    #41. Josh Turner

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

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    #40. Trace Adkins

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

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    #37 (tie). Jeff Cook

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

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    #37 (tie). Charles Kelley

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

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    #37 (tie). Lee Ann Womack

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

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    #33 (tie). Willie Nelson

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

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    #33 (tie). Brian Kelley

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

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    #33 (tie). Tyler Hubbard

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

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    #33 (tie). Zac Brown

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

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    #32. Dierks Bentley

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

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    #31. Trisha Yearwood

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

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    #27 (tie). Ronnie Dunn

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

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    #27 (tie). Kix Brooks

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

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    #27 (tie). Dwight Yoakam

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

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    #27 (tie). Miranda Lambert

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

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    #23 (tie). Randy Owen

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

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    #23 (tie). Jay DeMarcus

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

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    #23 (tie). Joe Don Rooney

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

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    #23 (tie). Gary LeVox

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

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    #21(tie). Tanya Tucker

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

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    #21 (tie). Blake Shelton

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

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    #20. Loretta Lynn

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

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    #19. Keith Urban

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

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    #17 (tie). Faith Hill

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

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    #17 (tie). Jason Aldean

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

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    #15 (tie). Tim McGraw

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

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    #15 (tie). Carrie Underwood

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

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    #14. Luke Bryan

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

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    #11 (tie). Reba McEntire

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

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    #11 (tie). Alan Jackson

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

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    #11 (tie). Brad Paisley

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

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    #10. Linda Ronstadt

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

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    #9. Kris Kristofferson

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

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    #8. Kenny Chesney

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

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    #7. Kenny Rogers

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

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    #6. George Strait

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

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    #5. Garth Brooks

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

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    #4. Toby Keith

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

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    #3. Taylor Swift

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

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    #2. Shania Twain

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

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    #1. Dolly Parton

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

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