Saturday, August 02, 2014
In the News
1. TOBY KEITH, $65 million
Keith's entrepreneurial ventures include a recording label, restaurants an endorsement deal with Ford.
2. TAYLOR SWIFT, $64 million
The bulk of her money comes on the road, but she also pulls in big bucks from Diet Coke, Keds and CoverGirl.
3. KENNY CHESNEY, $44 million
His shows packed in fans, and he has several ventures, including Blue Chair Bay Rum.
4. JASON ALDEAN, $37 million
The bulk of his money came on the road, and his latest album sold 1.5 million copies.
5. LUKE BRYAN , $34 million
Bryan's "Crash My Party" vaulted him into the Top 5 for the first time ever.
6. ZAC BROWN BAND, $29 million
The band had a big year on the road in support of the "Uncaged" album.
7. KEITH URBAN, 28 million
In addition to touring and albums, Urban had a multimillion-dollar deal to host "American Idol".
8.RASCAL FLATTS, $27 million
The band scored another big hit with "Rewind."
9. GEORGE STRAIT, $26 million
His swan song tour helped put Strait back on the top earners list.
10. FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, $ 24 million
Their debut album helped launch the band into the Top 10, and with a new album debuting this fall, they may stay awhile.
After reading the list, I find my smooth voice favorite who could make Southern Comfort seem harsh compared to his golden pipes. He may be number 9 in earnings but he will always be number one with me. Looking at the names I would consider old number nine the only true country singer. Most of the others have crossed over into other forms of music.
As for Toby, he is very country in mind and attitude and he never shy when he voices his opinion and I really believe he does not care if you like what he has to say. You go Toby. You know where you stand with him.
Now Tennessee has to claim number two as she grew up right here in Nashville and has never forgotten her home town. She was the first country artist to give 5 million (number amount might be wrong) to Nashville to help with the 2010 flood. She is very genuine. Number 3 is a good ole boy from East Tennessee and he can correct me but a big Orange Fan. His support of my favorite college put him on my heart strings. As for the bands, I like number six best. Besides not only sounding good, he is the only one who wears a knitted hat. Gotta love a guy who wears a hat of any kind.
Number 7 lives with his beautiful wife Nicole here and has been seen often at the Cheesecake Factory. Comes from Australia and I could listen to him talk all day and night.
The Kitty Justice is old number nine cowboy I liked when he rode in and now that he has ridden out, well I can still play his songs to my hearts content.