Toby Keith Tops Forbes List of Country’s Top Earners

Toby Keith tops the list of Forbes magazine’s list of the top-earning country music stars. With an estimated gross income of $48 million in 2007, the magazine notes that Keith’s earnings are maximized with a major endorsement deal with Ford trucks, involvement in his I Love This Bar & Grill chain of restaurants and ownership of his record label, Show Dog Nashville. Others on the list and their estimated incomes in 2007: Rascal Flatts ($40 million), Tim McGraw ($23 million), Kenny Chesney ($22 million), Brooks & Dunn ($20 million), Brad Paisley ($16 million), Faith Hill and Keith Urban (tied at $12 million each), George Strait ($11 million) and Alan Jackson ($10 million).