2017’s 11 Highest Paid Country Stars
It’s no secret those in the music industry make a good chunk of change for what they do, but it can still be surprising to learn just how much these artists are making. There are high earning musicians across all genres, and the country music industry is no exception! Forbes recently compiled a list of the world’s highest earning country musicians of 2017, while some of the top earners aren’t all that surprising, there’s a few that are! Here’s a look at 11 of the highest paid country stars of 2017!
11. Zac Brown Band – $25 million
Zac Brown Band is one of the most unique country acts in the industry. A lot of their success comes from their ability to appeal to a wide audience. Their most recent 2017 album Welcome Home debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. They’ve also charted 16 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, 11 of which reached No. 1. Zac Brown has gone from rags to riches. In an HBO interview, Brown said after six years of touring he was broke and sleeping in his tour van which is a far cry from what he’s worth now!
10. Eric Church – $25 million
Tied at $25 million with ZBB is fellow country singer Eric Church, also known as “Cheif” to many in the industry. The rock-country singer makes the majority of his net worth from touring and goes to great lengths to protect himself and his fans from scalpers. Last February he cancelled more than 25,000 tainted tickets on his Holdin’ My Own Tour. Ever since he signed to Capitol Nashville in 2005, he’s released five studio albums and charted several No. 1 hit singles like “Drink in My Hand,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Springsteen,” and “Record Year.”