Country music has long been the heart and soul of American culture. Relatable lyrics sung over twangy guitar and earnest drawling voices has earned a place right next to Apple Pie, Baseball, and McDonalds — things that are fundamental to our American experience. With all of that being said nobody really gives country music the ‘flashy’ label. There seems to be relatively little glitz and glam with more of a ‘salt of the Earth’ type feel instead. Still, there are some heavy hitters out there in the country music scene that are just raking in the dough. We pulled together 30 of the highest paid country music stars in the world and you’ll be shocked by who landed at #1!
Brett Eldredge: $242,424
Eldredge released his debut album Bring You Back in 2013 where he saw it peak at #11 on the US Charts. Follow up release Illinois, in 2015, peaked at #3 in the United States. He’s a burgeoning artist with some real star potential.