While there isn’t much that might impress Shania Twain, we hope that her insane net worth of around $400 million makes her feel a small sparkle of joy. Money isn’t everything, but considering Twain grew up surrounded by poverty, she has come a long way. She was supported by her mom, who helped her find her gigs and took her to a number of locations. However, Twain lost her parents when she was only 21, and yet finds herself today almost rivaling Dolly Parton.
Blake Shelton has more recently made his money by appearing as a coach on the singing competition ‘The Voice’. Not to mention that he is also married to the sensational Gwen Stefani. While Stefani’s heyday might be over, Shelton’s is still around. He is currently estimated to be worth around $100 million, but we have to keep in mind that he also earns an estimated $13 million per cycle on ‘The Voice’. It helps he has drawn inspiration from his marriage to produce a 10th album.
Here’s a remarkable success story. Lambert was formerly married to Blake Shelton, and during their marriage, she was still pursuing her career. However, after they divorced, Lambert found that her music was resonating with more people and increased in popularity. While she’s worth a bit less than Shelton at $45 million, she does have a little under ten years to catch up with him. Not that she has to, she’s quite pleased with her fame as it is – not to mention her new hunky husband!
Oh yeah, before Swift went full pop on us, she was a country-bumpkin. At least, she had an affinity for the music genre. Swift has proven that she is a multi-talented and diverse person, branching out into several genres and settling on pop. However, she made it big in country and is now worth around $400 million. She has recently released her seventh album to which she owns the rights. So, while that’s not entirely down to her country music, it’s still what made her in the beginning.
Toby Keith started his career in singing country music around 1993 and continues producing music today. It was in 1998 that he released his breakthrough single ‘How Do You Like Me Now?’ Keith has since then brought out hit after hit, eventually charting 61 singles. Toby Keith is worth an estimated $365 million. However, he is also the owner of the bar chain called ‘I Love This Bar and Grill’, named after one of his hits.
Garth Brooks is another talented musician who has dabbled and played around with switching between genres. It’s been proven that the more musicians cross over into other popular genres, the more they tend to broaden their audiences and increase their popularity. Brooks is worth a mind-blowing $400 million which kind of proves this point. However, he did apparently choose to create an alter ego called Chris Gaines, which apparently didn’t work out too well. Oh well, he’s already wealthy and successful.
Originally a native of the Bluegrass State, Kentucky, Carly Pearce moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in her teens to become a country star. Guess what? It totally worked. Her big breakthrough came on the heels of a single song, Every Little Thing, which became a radio hit and shot her to superstardom. That song secured her not only a contract with a major label, but also led into her debut album. We’re seeing big things in Carly’s future, but there are already big things in her bank account – to the tune of $1.5 million.
The three members of country music band Rascal Flatts made a combined $13.5 million back in 2019, to share between them! Their summer playlist tour was a big hit back in 2019, but it looked like they had some big news on their twentieth anniversary as a band… Rascal Flatts announced a farewell tour and final album back at the beginning of 2020, which means this could be the last year we see the group on the highest-earning country stars list!
Yet another country music band to make it onto the list, Lady Antebellum have been making waves with their music since 2006. The three band members just made it onto Forbes’ highest-paid country acts in 2019, with earnings of $13 million that year. A big part of their high profits comes from their new Las Vegas residency at the Palms Casino Resort, which they kicked off back in February 2019. They also released their eighth studio album, ‘Ocean,’ at the end of last year.
Urban shows that anyone can be into country music, and that they can be an absolute pro at it too. Urban was born in New Zealand but has a talent at pulling on people’s heartstrings. On his own, Urban is worth an estimated $75 million, not bad! He is also married to the sensational Aussie-American actress Nicole Kidman. We don’t even want to think about their joint net worth. As a hint, Kidman is worth around $130 million. Power couple? We think so.
Wynonna Judd (The Judds)
Country music duo The Judds rose to fame in the 1980s, where they seemed to release hit after hit. Wynonna performed alongside her mother (Naomi) in the band, before going solo back in 1992. Her latest studio album was released back in 2016, but that doesn’t mean she has disappeared from the limelight altogether. In fact, with a healthy net worth of around $25 million, it’s clear that Wynonna Judd is continuing to earn the big bucks from her country music career.
Clint Black scored his first record deal back in 1989, with his debut album producing four number one singles on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. While things may have slowed down for the country star during the ‘90s, he quickly got back on track from the 2000s onward. Although he has frequently hinted at new music since the closure of his record label in 2008, we haven’t seen much from Clint Black over the last decade. Luckily for him, he has a net worth of $25 million to tide him over until his next album.
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X has been given an honorary membership into the country world for his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus. He managed to work on this collaboration and bring two genres together, and the result was one of the longest-running number-one hits on the Billboard top 100 charts in 2019. While he might only be worth $3 million, which seems tiny in comparison to some of these country giants, for one song, that’s a pretty big deal. Again, we wouldn’t be complaining if that were us.
Kacey Musgraves has already enjoyed some serious fame and success despite being 31 years old. She has won six Grammys on top of a number of other awards. Musgraves has also been credited with helping a small photo shop gain recognition after going for a photoshoot alongside her sister. Musgraves doesn’t quite have the extensive net worth that some other country singers have, but we wouldn’t turn our noses up at an incredible $10 million.
It’s not uncommon to see husband and wife country duo, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, touring around America together. Between them, they’re certainly a country music powerhouse! With three Grammy awards under her belt and over 15 million records sold worldwide, there’s no stopping Trisha Yearwood. Part of her $40 million net worth also comes from her Emmy award-winning cooking show, ‘Trisha’s Southern Kitchen,’ which debuted on the Food Network back in 2012.
Kenny Rogers isn’t worth a crazy $250 million for nothing. He has performed alongside the sensational Dolly Parton. Safe to say he has also made it into the Country ‘Hall of Fame’, which basically says everything you need to know about why he’s so popular. Rogers isn’t just a singer and has been known to branch out where business is concerned, although his popularity stems from hits such as ‘She Believes In Me’ and ‘Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town’.
We can’t decide which of Jana Kramer’s talent we appreciate more – her singing or her acting. Her biggest acting credit to date is starring as Alex Dupre on One Tree Hill. On the musical side, though, Jana went from strength to strength. She has two studio albums to her name, and a cumulative seven singles that cracked country music charts. Is there anything she can’t do? Certainly not dancing, as she competed on Dancing with the Stars and finished fourth. We’re jealous of her $2 million net worth – but also of how talented she is!
If we quizzed you on what Lucy Hale is most famous for, you might say her starring role on Pretty Little Liars or various guest spots on other shows. You might’ve even heard of her lead role in the upcoming CW show Katy Keene, based on the Archie Comics character. But the truth is you might not have known her for acting in anything if she didn’t participate in American Juniors – American Idol’s spinoff for kids. Hale finished in the top five, and even released a solo country album. This double threat has a $6 million net worth.
You probably knew that Kenny Chesney would make it onto this list. He is one of the biggest names in country music, after all. Chesney reportedly made his image around the whole ‘average Joe’ look, which is also what seemed to make him so popular. Chesney is worth a whopping $190 million despite starting out with a totally unpromoted debut album.
Singer-songwriter Maren Morris is one of the biggest rising stars in country today. Her debut album for a major label, Hero, went platinum while also reaching number five on the Billboard 200 chart. But that’s jumping on the Maren bandwagon, as she’d been active in the country scene for a decade prior to that. Maren’s also a member of country supergroup The Highwomen and is married to Ryan Hurd, who penned number-one singles for Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. They have one son, Hayes, who’ll probably be a country legend. Her net worth is $5 million.
Cassadee Pope first made major waves in the music industry not as a solo act but as part of a group – Hey Monday. The band was actually discovered by Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, who happened to hear their demo and wanted to snatch them for his label, with which they eventually signed. Four years later, Pope felt ready to embark on a solo career, and the gamble paid off. She released her first solo EP in 2012, and though it contained only four songs she wrote and composed them all. She has a $4 million net worth.
Carrie Underwood is a very mainstream country singer who also seems to delve a little bit into the pop stream. However, it seems to have worked for her since she is rolling in a net worth of around $140 million. She first made her fame by winning the competition ‘American Idol’ all the way back in 2005, which allowed her to produce the hits that solidified her standing in the music community. She’s also not shied away from other projects, such as acting and endorsing products for companies.
It’s no surprise that George Strait has made it onto this list. After all, he has been in this business for over thirty years. Do we need to mention that he has sold more than 70 million albums, performed 60 number 1 singles, and is worth an estimated $300 million? His success and influence are so profound that he has also been inducted into the Country ‘Hall of Fame’. That’s an incredible achievement only the best earn.
Jason Aldean is known for being a bit more of a traditional country singer and performer. He’s enjoyed immense success where album sales are concerned as well as being recognized by the ACMs, CMAs, Grammys, and so on. He has produced hit singles and been a part of loads of collaborations alongside big names in country music. He is known for songs such as ‘You make It Easy’ and ‘Girl Like You’. He’s up there with a high net worth of around $80 million.
Sunny Sweeney is somewhat of a late bloomer, releasing her debut album at the tender age of 30. In fact, it bears the distinction of being released twice – first self-issued and then released regionally in her native of Texas and other adjacent states. Why do we think she has big things in her future? Because she was the very first artist signed to first Republic Nashville, a newly founded joint venture between her own label and Universal Republic Records. Her net worth is estimated to be just south of $1 million.
Paisley is famous for songs such as ‘She’s Everything’ and ‘Then’, among other popular tracks. Since 1999 Paisley has enjoyed a constant stream of fame and fortune, and all because he is incredibly talented. This has also earned him several awards, including three Grammys, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and a couple of American Music Awards. He probably uses them as door stops he has so many. It’s no surprise that Paisley is worth $95 million.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular country singers there is, Tim McGraw is famous for songs such as ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ and ‘Just To See You Smile’, among a number of others. He is often compared with his wife, Faith Hill, who is also widely successful. Having dabbled in acting, featuring in The Blind Side and Tomorrowland, he is a multi-talented guy. McGraw alone is worth around $85 million. He has won a Grammy and several other awards.
While you probably think of those iconic red locks when you think of Reba McEntire, she’s also made a massive impact on country music. With over 50 top-ten singles and even more number-one albums, she is one of the most successful female country singers in the world. She has also been inducted into the Country ‘Hall of Fame’. All of this and she gets to enjoy being worth an incredible $95 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
This is a man who does not like to show himself as an extrovert and actually shies away from a lot of attention. However, his music keeps him standing in front of the mic, performing his best and reining in those fans. This well-seasoned country singer is estimated to be worth around $95 million. He’s not just worth a load of money, he’s won a slew of awards including 18 Academy of Music Awards, several Grammys, 16 CMA Awards… Need we go on?
Zac Brown from, you got it, the Zac Brown Band, has enjoyed popularity and success that has led him to be personally worth around $40 million. All it took was being a Grammy-honored vocalist, songwriter, producer, and goodness knows what else. The band itself is still in its prime and going strong, releasing music that should continue earning them popularity and recognition. Not to mention making them money, not that they’re not already rolling in it.
You would never think that this bad boy would struggle with stage fright, but it’s true. One way he combats this is by wearing those super large shades that shut away half of his face. His fan base absolutely loves his attitude and anti-establishment way of doing things. Church is estimated to be worth $14 million but seems to be doing it more for the thrill and the music. He is known for hit singles such as ‘Love Your Love The Most’ and ‘Hell On The Heart.’
It would be tough, but arguably Luke Bryan is one of the most popular country stars at the moment. In the last three years alone he has earned a whopping $50 million, and that’s not including his 2019 earnings. He makes sure that he remains in the charts, keeps busy doing tours, songwriting, and working as a judge on TV series ‘American Idol’. Despite already being worth an estimated $140 million, it doesn’t look like he’s quitting the moneymakers any time soon.
Stapleton found an explosion of fame after he made the right decision in performing a duet with Justin Timberlake. The duet was performed back in 2015 but helped Stapleton become much more widely recognized, not to mention converting people to be country fans. The songwriter and musician is currently worth around $12 million, which is pretty impressive, although it has been said he works tirelessly on his music. However, there is still more to come with this artist.
Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line)
As one part of the popular Nashville country music duo, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Hubbard made a few bucks back in 2019! One of the main reasons they made so much was thanks to their fourth album, ‘Can’t Say I Ain’t Country,’ which was released in February 2019. The pair made it to number eight on the highest-paid country acts of 2019, with an impressive $26 million between them. That’s $13 million each, right?
Brian Kelley (Florida Georgia Line)
The second member of Florida Georgia Line is Brian Kelley, who has had quite a lot to see about the band’s mix of hip hop and country. He told Forbes back in 2015 that the style of music is “always going to evolve,” and that country is “more of a lifestyle.” The band’s fourth album and subsequent tour may have received mixed reviews but didn’t stop the boys raking in $13 million each back in 2019.
This country singer and songwriter released his debut album back in 2003 – and the only way has been up since then! Back in June 2018, Dierks Bentley released his ninth studio album entitled ‘The Mountain,’ which debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. It also managed to hit number three on the US Billboard 200! That could be part of the reason why this country superstar made an impressive $20 million back in 2019.
Back in 2017, Sam Hunt was called a “breakout superstar” in the country music scene, by Forbes. However, before he started selling hundreds of millions of records as a solo star, Hunt had been working behind the scenes in the country music world. In fact, he had written best-selling songs for country legends such as Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban. His modern take on country music has netted the star a whopping $3 million in the last few years.
Jon Pardi is known for his neo-traditional style of country music and released his debut single back in 2012. However, before that, he was the opening act for fellow country music star Dierks Bentley. Of the ten singles he’s released, nine of them have charted in the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay rankings! It comes as no surprise, then, that Jon Pardi is worth an estimated $8 million! In October of last year, the country singer also got engaged to his girlfriend, who he proposed to on stage at a Nashville concert.
Lee Ann Womack
This country superstar has been on the scene since her debut album back in 1997! However, she is probably best known for her 2000 hit song, ‘I Hope You Dance.’ Over the years, Lee Ann Womack has continued to release bestselling hits, with four of her studio albums earning Gold or higher certifications. The singer has also been nominated for a total of three Grammy awards! Her net worth is an estimated $20 million, which is no little figure.
Dwight Yoakam has been on the country music scene since the mid-1980s and had to work hard to bring his pioneering style of music to light. After countless rejections, Yoakam financed his debut EP called ‘Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc’ and quickly shot to fame. Over the last few decades, the country singer has released over 20 albums and had more than 30 singles make it onto the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. On top of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has also starred in movies such as ‘Panic Room’ and ‘Wedding Crashers.’ His net worth is now an estimated $45 million!
Yet another golden oldie, Loretta Lynn has over six decades of experience in the country music industry. Her groundbreaking role in country music has earned her countless awards and accolades, making her the most awarded female country artist of all time! While she may be nearing 90 years of age, Loretta hasn’t slowed down touring and performing, including at Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. While she may have started off life as a poor “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” she is now worth a whopping $65 million.
Billy Ray Cyrus
If you weren’t around in the ‘90s, then you may think Billy Ray Cyrus is simply the father of Miley Cyrus. However, before his daughter became a pop sensation, this singer-songwriter had a pretty impressive career of his own. With 53 singles and 16 studio albums under his belt since 1992, there’s no denying Billy Ray Cyrus has been a busy boy! However, he’s probably best known for his song ‘Achy Breaky Heart.’ His recent collaboration with Lil Nas X has catapulted Cyrus back into the limelight. It is believed that his net worth is in the region of $20 million!
Naomi Judd (The Judds)
When Naomi was diagnosed with Hepatitis C back in 1991, she knew it had to be the end of her mother-daughter band, The Judds. Once the group disbanded, Naomi put a lot of her time and effort into raising awareness of the condition she had been diagnosed with. Instead of embarking on a solo singing career, this country music star decided to work on building up her acting credits. She has also featured in several reality TV shows, including ‘Can You Duet’ and ‘My Kitchen Rules.’ It’s thought her net worth matches her daughter’s, at $25 million.
With seven albums certified Platinum or higher, there’s no denying that Travis Tritt is one of the most successful country stars of all time. His blend of country and Southern rock has proven popular with fans all over the world, which is probably why he has an impressive five number ones and 15 top ten singles under his belt. While we haven’t seen a lot of Travis Tritt recently, it seems as though he’s not doing too badly for himself. Thanks to his smash hit records and all those royalties, it’s believed he has a net worth of around $35 million.
At 83 years old, Charlie Daniels shows no sign of slowing things down. Not only is he one of the most successful country music stars of all time, but he is also renowned for his contributions to Southern rock and bluegrass. His career in the country music world started in the 1950s, and he finally got inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 2016. Charlie Daniels released a book of inspirational quotes and stories back in 2018, just to add to his list of achievements. It is estimated that his net worth is around $20 million!
John Michael Montgomery
John Michael Montgomery started his country career alongside his brother Eddie, who then went on to form the duo Montgomery Gentry. His solo career kicked off in 1992 – and what a career it has been! With more than 30 singles on the country charts, seven number ones, and 13 top 10 hits, there’s no denying that John Michael Montgomery is a success in the country music world! His last album, however, was all the way back in 2008. That hasn’t stopped him earning an impressive $20 million during his career, though.
This Canadian singer has enjoyed a career spanning over four decades and sold an eye-watering 55 million copies of her records in that time. While she is predominantly known for her country music style, Anne Murray has also released pop and adult contemporary music records as well. On top of that, she has had an incredibly successful career in TV and was even one of the stars given the honor of carrying a flag during the Vancouver Winter Olympics back in 2010. Is there anything she can’t do?! No wonder her net worth is an estimated $50 million!
Often compared to singers such as Faith Hill and Shania Twain, Martin McBride is known for her country-pop style crossover. She was also called “the Celine Dion of country music” thanks to her impressive soprano singing range! On top of her 13 albums and four Country Music Association’s Female Vocalist of the Year awards, she has been nominated for a total of 14 Grammys! She decided to reduce her workload once she had her three daughters, but that hasn’t stopped her being worth around $38 million!
Did you know that LeAnn Rimes actually rose to fame back when she was just 13 years old? Her debut album ‘Blue’ was certified multi-platinum and hit number one on the Top Country Albums charts back in 1992. However, she is probably most well-known for her 2000 hit ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight, ’ which featured on the ‘Coyote Ugly’ soundtrack. In 2019, she released a live album in honor of Record Store Day and to prove she definitely hasn’t lost her edge in all those years. She’s now worth an estimated $10 million.
There is no denying that Randy Travis is a pivotal member of the country music scene, with a career that began all the way back in 1978. With seven Grammy awards, six CMA awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Randy Travis really is a country legend. After an illness struck him down in 2013, it was feared he would never be able to sing or perform again. However, after years of rehabilitation, the star has promised a comeback tour, which started in October 2019. Perhaps he’s hoping to top up his $9 million net worth!
Hank Williams Jr
When you’re the son of a country music legend, it seems pretty reasonable to assume you’ll become a country legend yourself! Hank Williams Jr. is the son of Hank Williams and the father of Hank Williams III and Holly Williams. Phew! It seems as though this is one talented family, who all have a real passion for country music. Hank Williams Jr. is known for blending country, rock, and blues, for his unique musical style. His success over the years have bagged him an impressive $45 million.
Vince Gill first exploded onto the country music scene as part of the country-rock band Pure Prairie League back in 1979. After leaving the band just two years later, he found success as a solo artist and is highly coveted as a dueting partner. Vince Gill also holds the record for the most Grammy Awards of any male country artist, with a whopping 21 under his belt! He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 2007 and is now worth an estimated $30 million.
Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn)
Kix Brooks makes up one half of the country music duo, Brooks & Dunn, who were selected for the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 2019. Before being a member of the band, Kix was a solo singer and songwriter who had charted twice on the Hot Country Songs chart. Nowadays, he also hosts the American Country Countdown radio show, acts, and produces movies. With all that talent, it’s no wonder he’s worth $45 million!
Ronnie Dunn (Brooks & Dunn)
The other half of Brooks & Dunn is also thought to be worth around $45 million, despite not producing films or acting like his partner. However, Ronnie Dunn is also known for founding his own record label, Little Will-E Records, which probably helps bring in the big bucks. When he’s not performing as part of Brooks & Dunn, Ronnie has enjoyed a successful solo career. His most recent album, a selection of country covers, was released in January 2020.