Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith Earned Most Since June 2009, Says Forbes

Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith earned the most money among country artists since June 2009, according to a report in Forbes magazine. The publication tallied concert tickets, merchandise and album sales, publishing income and endorsement and licensing agreements. The totals project an estimate in gross earnings through June 2010. According to the story, Chesney brought in $50 million, followed by Keith with $48 million. Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts tied for third with $45 million each. The rest of the Top 10 is as follows: Tim McGraw ($30 million), Keith Urban ($28 million), George Strait ($25 million), Brad Paisley ($22 million), Alan Jackson ($15 million) and Carrie Underwood ($13 million).