The List Of 'Highest Paid Country Stars' May Surprise You

Forbes.com has released their annual list of 'The Highest-Paid Country Music Stars,' and this year, Luke Bryan is #1, pulling in $52 million.

They based it on things like:  Touring numbers, record sales, endorsements, and outside business ventures. Luke made $7 million as part of his American Idol deal which is what propelled him to the top.

Here's the Top 10: 

1.  Luke Bryan, $52 million

2.  Garth Brooks, $45.5 million

3.  Kenny Chesney, $37 million

4.  Zac Brown Band, $31 million

5.  Blake Shelton, $28 million

6.  Florida Georgia Line, $27 million

7.  Jason Aldean, $23 million

8.  Toby Keith, $22 million

9.  Brad Paisley, $20 million

10.  Dolly Parton, $19 million

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