Kenny Chesney Has Earned $65 Million Since June 2008, Says Forbes

Kenny Chesney tops the list of the highest-earning country stars over the last year, according to Forbes magazine. The publication calculated concert grosses, merchandise revenue, album sales and income from endorsement and licensing deals since June 2008, and the totals include projected earnings through May 2009. Chesney was trailed by Rascal Flatts ($60 million), Toby Keith ($52 million), Taylor Swift ($18 million), Brooks & Dunn and Tim McGraw ($16 million each), Brad Paisley ($15 million), Sugarland and Carrie Underwood ($14 million each) and Alan Jackson ($12 million).