Forbes released their list for this year’s 100 highest-paid celebrities, and two of our favorite country crooners just happen to be on it!
The list is full of celebrities in a wide range of categories including sports, television, beauty, films, music, and more. Definitely a cool list to be a part of and the only two artists to represent the country music community!
Luke Bryan comes in at number 62 on the Forbes list with $45.5 Million. The number would have been higher if he hadn’t been forced to postpone his Proud To Be Right Here Tour. He had been averaging more than $1 million a night in every city on tour before it was pushed back to 2021.
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With the health and safety of my fans, team and venue staff being a top priority we feel it is best to postpone my Proud To Be Right Here Tour. We are excited to announce these new 2021 dates and are thankful for all the venues and teams who have worked with us to make these dates possible. We are going to bring you an incredible show in 2021 and I can't wait to see you there. For more information visit my website.
Bryan also has American Idol to thank for adding to his income outside the country music industry. He gets $12 million a season to be a judge on the popular reality TV talent show.
Blake Shelton came in not too far behind Luke at number 70, earning $43.5 million. According to Forbes, although country music may have put him in the spotlight, his judging gig on The Voice earns him far more than his music.
For his role as the popular judge and seven-time winner on the reality TV music competition, The Voice, Blake earns a cool $13 million dollars per season!
Watch the video of the top-paid country music stars of 2019 below!