Toby Keith Is Highest-Paid Country Star, According to Forbes

Toby Keith tops the latest Forbes list of the highest-paid country stars. In the list revealed Tuesday (Sept. 20), Keith earned an estimated $50 million between May 2010 and May 2011 through his music career, his I Love This Bar & Grill restaurant chain, a sponsorship deal with Ford Trucks and other business activities. Taylor Swift ranked second with $45 million in earnings, and Brad Paisley placed third with $40 million. Others on the list include Tim McGraw ($35 million), Rascal Flatts ($34 million), Kenny Chesney ($30 million), George Strait ($24 million), Alan Jackson ($22 million), Carrie Underwood ($20 million) and Sugarland ($18 million).