On June 5th, Forbes published their annual list of highest-paid celebrities of 2020. That list had all types of celebrities including athletes, actors and actresses, music, and more. The country music world saw two familiar faces make it onto that list as well.
Luke Bryan came in at #62 with $45.5 million
Blake Shelton came in at #70 with $43.5 million
According to Forbes, Luke Bryan earned $45.5 million dollars in the last 12 months even with his Proud To Be Right Here Tour postponed. He was earning an average gross of more than $1 million per city. Still, the country singer had a great year with his latest hit ‘One Margarita’ and his judging gig on American Idol, where he pulls in another $12 million each season.
Blake Shelton also had a great year. His duet, ‘Nobody But You’ with girlfriend, Gwen Stafani was his 27th No. 1 hit on the country charts. The two had met on the set of The Voice in 2014, where Blake Shelton still currently coaches. His coaching gig on The Voice earns him $13 million per season.
Overall, both country artists seem to be crushing it with the new music they are putting out and gigs that we all love watching them on!
The 10 Highest-Paid Country Stars of 2019
10. Jason Aldean, $23.5 million
9. Garth Brooks, $24 million
8. Florida Georgia Line, $26 million
7. Shania Twain, $29 million
6. Eric Church, $30 million
5. Kenny Chesney, $31 million
4. Blake Shelton, $32 million
3. Keith Urban, $35 million
2. Zac Brown Band, $38.5 million
1. Luke Bryan, $42.5 million
Picture Credit: Luke Bryan Instagram