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Country music is one of the most beloved music genres for Americans, and there are TONS of artists out there making HUGE money in it. Naturally, there are legends such as Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, but what about the lesser-known stars that became millionaires thanks to this style? Time to put on those cowboy boots and find out more!
Zac Brown is the lead singer of this band, which has released six amazing albums over the course of its career. The first was released in 2004, and after many years of hard out, Brown currently has a net worth of $38.5 million. So, even if country music is just popular in the U.S., it’s pretty lucrative.
Jones became famous thanks to his hit single ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’. However, he had many other amazing songs to his name. Sadly, he died in April 2013 after a long life of loving country music. At the time of his passing, the singer had amassed a net worth of $35 million.
Strait is also a huge star in the country music business and has an estimated net worth of $300 million. You might remember his song ‘I Cross My Heart’ from the movie ‘Pure Country’, which catapulted him to stardom. You might have also heard ‘Amarillo by Morning’, ‘The Chair’, ‘Check Yes or No’, and countless.
This duo was formed by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, who have amazing vocals as well as songwriting skills. They started collaborating in the early 90s, but they were already recognized by recording artists by then. More than 50 singles later, they are one of the most influential numbers in country music and have amassed a net worth of $100 million.
This is one country music artist that even foreigners are familiar with due to his contributions to music in general. His deep voice gave a certain melancholy to songs that people loved, and the singer was always dressed in signature black. Cash passed in 2003 with a net worth of $60 million at the time.
Tracy Byrd has actually been in the country music business for more than 25 years, although only major fans of the genre might recognize his name. His biggest hit was ‘Holdin’ Heaven’, which was released back in 1993. The singer has accumulated a $10 million net worth during his career.
Gatlin has experienced the pros and cons of the music business throughout his career. He was one of the biggest artists in the genre during the 70s and 80s but lost so much due to addiction. However, those kinds of struggles fuel the themes of country music, and the singer has amassed a net worth of $10 million.
Interestingly, Brandt is a Canadian country artist, and he used to work as a nurse. However, the singer found success after moving to Nashville and getting into the genre. Afterward, he decided to move back home to continue his career and has a $10 million net worth.
You might remember Greenwood best from his hit song ‘God Bless the U.S.A.’. Additionally, he has participated in the inaugural ceremonies of several presidents in the United States. Due to his lucrative career, the singer has accumulated a net worth of $10 million.
Kris Kristofferson is another huge name in the world of country music. One of his biggest singles was ‘Me and Bobby McGee’. Janis Joplin even released a cover of the song, which amped its success. You might also recognize him as an actor from movies such as 1976’s ‘A Star is Born’, ‘Planet of the Apes’, and the ‘Blade’ franchise. That’s how he has accumulated a net worth of $160 million.
Ronstadt has been in the country music business since the late 60s with her song ‘Hand Sown… Home Grown’. She has released dozens of albums since then with many singles. Unfortunately, the singer was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012, which made her unable to continue her career. Regardless, Ronstadt amassed a net worth of $130 million.
Levox is best known as the lead singer of Rascal Flatts, a country music trio that fans just love. Interestingly, his own daughter has been joining on stage, as it seems that music truly runs in this family. The singer is also a co-owner of Black Tie Moving, a moving company for celebrities. That’s how he has amassed a net worth of $60 million.
Jay DeMarcus is another member of Rascal Flatts, and most of his income came from its musical success. However, the singer also wrote his own memoir, which details his life including the pain of having to put a daughter for adoption. He also has a net worth of $60 million.
You might remember that Owen had to cancel a bunch of tour concerts back in 2019 due to health problems. Luckily, the Alabama singer recovered quickly and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville that same year. His net worth is around $50 million.
Hubbard is part of the Florida Georgia Line, the duo that really made it big thanks to their album ‘Dig Your Roots’. Those songs were inspired by Tyler’s life, particularly dealing with his father's passing when Tyler was just 20 years old. The singer has amassed a net worth of $25 million throughout his career.
Kelley invested a huge part of his earnings in real estate, and that’s where a huge chunk of his net worth is valued. He had a 70-acre Tennessee ranch, which was once on the market for $6 million although they decided not to sell it in the end. He is the other artist in the Florida Georgia Line and is worth $25 million as well.
Naturally, the members of the popular Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum) had to appear on this list. They are pretty famous in mainstream media, and Charles Kelley has a net worth of $25 million. Additionally, the singer graduated from the University of Georgia with a business degree.
Cook is known as one of the original members of the band Alabama. Unfortunately, he was also diagnosed with Parkinson’s back in 2017 and is mostly unable to participate anymore. Regardless, the country musician still accumulated a net worth of $20 million.
Despite accumulating a net worth of $17 million, you might be surprised to learn about Turner’s hardships. His tour bus was involved in an accident back in September 2019. Seven of the crew members were injured while one unfortunately died. A month after the accident he won an award for the song ‘I Saw the Light’.
Evans loves her career in country music, but she is first and foremost a dedicated mother. In 2000, she included her son’s laughter over the guitars on the song ‘I Keep Looking’ from the album ‘Born to Fly’. Her success has helped her accumulate a net worth of $16 million.
One of the best parts of country music is that it’s highly relatable, and many songs tell a story. Such is the talent of Brantley Gilbert, whose hits can get pretty personal. In ‘Bad Boy’, he talked about his rebellious ways and how it affected the relationship with his mother-in-law. The singer has accumulated a net worth of $15 million.
Scott is best known as the lead singer of Lady A, and she has accumulated a net worth of $25 million during her career. However, Scott once struggled with the decision to add her Christian faith to her music. She went with it, and her fans truly loved her album.
Wariner is another artist on this list that has been in the country music industry for a long time. He has also experienced the ups and downs of life. The singer was one of the biggest names in the country during the 80s but the 90s were not kind to him until 1998 with the single ‘What if I Said’. His net worth is estimated at $10 million.
Dave Haywood is the third member of Lady A and has an estimated net worth of $25 million. Meanwhile, the singer and his wife live in Nashville. They were originally friends and got engaged only one month after they started dating. Isn’t that completely romantic?
Dolly Parton might just be the biggest country music artist in history. She has paved the way for many female artists in all genres and sung about women's empowerment. Despite her amazing $600 million net worth, Parton grew up in a poor family with many siblings. Some of her struggles are documented in her music.
Shania Twain is another major artist in country music and also an inspiration to women everywhere. However, her life is the very definition of overcoming struggles. The singer lost her voice for 15 years after an injury and had a difficult childhood. Additionally, her divorce was pretty brutal too. Regardless, Twain accumulated a fortune of $400 million.
Taylor Swift might just be one of the youngest people on the list, and most people might consider her a little more pop than country. However, her music has almost redefined the genre and inspired a new generation of female songwriters. The singer was discovered at the age of 15 and has constantly released hits for many years. That’s how her net worth grew to $365 million.
Toby Keith is another huge name in country music and has been in the business for a long time. One of the best parts of his songs is that he is always trying to reach new audiences. He appeared in ‘Late Night with Steven Colbert’ in 2019 to promote his newest release and possibly gain new fans. That’s how his net worth grew to $365 million.
Paisley showed great talent for music from an early age. Some of his best songs include ‘Whiskey Lullaby’ and ‘I’m Gonna Miss Her’. He has sold more than 11 million records over the years and keeps working with his live band, The Drama Kings. That’s how his net worth grew to $95 million.
You might remember Alan Jackson best from his song ‘Where Were You’, which was released after the events of September 11. He has sold more than 80 million albums and released all kinds of different music to amass a $95 million net worth. The singer has also been inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Brooks is another undeniable powerhouse in the world of country music. His net worth has grown to $400 million over the years, and it looks like his career will continue for many years to come. In 2019, he even broke a record for his Neyland Stadium concert by selling 75,000 tickets.
Reba McEntire is another female powerhouse in country music, but you might also recognize her from her sitcom ‘Reba’. She started by singing on the radio in Oklahoma as well as rodeo. In 2001, the singer starred in the Broadway musical ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ and has countless best-selling albums. That’s how she has amassed a net worth of $95 million.
Kenny Chesney was just a dreamer with a guitar called ‘The Terminator’ when he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. He made it with several number-one singles such as ‘No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem’, and ‘She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy’. His net worth is estimated at $180 million.
Rogers has accumulated a net worth of $250 million over the course of his career. Some of it consists of real estate. The singer sold his house in Georgia back in 2019 for a whopping $5 million. You might remember some of his best hits such as ‘Lucille’ and ‘The Gambler’.
Most people definitely recognize Tim McGraw’s name, as he is one of the most popular country music artists out there. One of his first huge singles was ‘Indian Outlaw’ back in 1994. Since then, he has released 15 studio albums and married Faith Hill. The signer has an estimated net worth of $165 million.
Luke Bryan is another huge name in the business and has accumulated a net worth of $160 million. His songs are often from different perspectives, which makes his music incredibly interesting. The song ‘What She Wants Tonight’ is about a woman that steals a man from another woman.
You probably remember Carrie Underwood from ‘American Idol’ back in 2005. But unlike many of the participants, the singer found huge fame after her season. Additionally, it seems that Carrie inherited her singing voice from her mother, who joined her on stage in 2019. Her net worth is estimated at $140 million.
You might recognize Blake Shelton as one of the judges on ‘The Voice’, where he stars with his soon-to-be-wife Gwen Stefani. However, he has been one of the biggest names in country music for a long time and has amassed a fortune of $100 million.
You might have heard Aldean’s songs ‘Got What I Got’, ‘Dirt Road Anthem’, ‘She’s Country’, ‘Burnin It Down’, and many others. The singer has an estimated net worth of $80 million, which has grown because Jason is not a big spender. He once got a Mercedes and thought about returning it.
She is Tim McGraw’s wife but was already a superstar in country music by the time they got married. Both country musicians have had to deal with hard situations during their relationship, and Hill almost considered leaving because of his excess. In any case, she has a net worth of $165 million.
Keith Urban is another easily recognizable country musician. Curiously, he is Australian and not American. Urban is also married to Nicole Kidman and has accumulated a net worth of $75 million. Interestingly, the singer has always said that he loves to release singles as soon as he is done recording a song.
Miranda Lambert quickly rose to fame in the country music industry and also gained a lot of recognition when she started dating Blake Shelton. The singer can easily connect to her fans, which makes her incredibly endearing in the business. Her net worth is estimated at $60 million.
Tanya Tucker is definitely one of the names that come to mind when you think about legendary female country singers. She has been in music since the early 70s and continues to entertain the world. In 2019, she released the album ‘While I’m Living’’. Her net worth is estimated at $60 million.
Loretta Lynn is another legendary female singer in the world of country. Her career spans almost 6 decades, and she is also an author. Her book was based on her song ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ and was later turned into a film. Her net worth is around $65 million.
The genre is not that popular outside the United States, and people are still making millions from it. Let us know which one of these artists is your favorite. If you liked this article, share it with your friends that love country music. See you next time!