Luke Bryan beats Garth Brooks to become country music’s biggest earner

Luke Bryan beats Garth Brooks to become country music’s biggest earner

Garth Brooks has been raking within the money since popping out of retirement and hitting the street in 2014, touchdown on the high of highest-paid country stars lists for 3 consecutive years. He couldn’t keep the streak in 2018, nonetheless, as Luke Bryan sailed previous him to declare his spot as country’s high earner for the yr.

In accordance to Forbes, Bryan earned some $52 million previously yr by a mix of a number of income streams. His What Makes You Country Tour, which has performed in a number of stadiums in 2018, is a serious money cow, however Bryan additionally loved different earnings from his first yr serving as a decide on the rebooted “American Idol” and thru an endorsement take care of Chevrolet. That places him a couple of paces forward of Brooks, whose $45.5 million earnings are down considerably from final yr’s $60 million whole as his marathon world tour hits pause.

Bryan and Brooks beat out Kenny Chesney, whose Journey Across the Solar Tour is about halfway by, together with Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band and the one girl within the high 10, Dolly Parton.

Forbes additionally factors out that the $304 million whole for the highest 10 is a substantial lower from final yr, however which will coincide extra with among the artists — Brooks, particularly — touring much less in 2018.

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