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Garth Brooks Tops Forbes List Of Top Paid Country Performers

NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Garth Brooks' 'The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood' has vaulted him to top of Forbes’ annual "Country Cash Kings" list by a comfortable margin. So far, Brooks has sold more than 2.5 million tickets, with up to 11 shows in some markets to meet demand.

The second leg of his tour with his wife Trisha Yearwood is set to kick off on September 17th in Dallas.

Brooks intimated to Rolling Stone that additional dates may be in the offing.

"If we get through with this American leg and there are some cities out there that we're going, 'You know what? How do you do a tour without these cities?'. . . then I think we extend the American leg or come back and finish it, for sure," Brooks told the publication.

The Top earners in country music
1. Garth Brooks – $90 million
2. Toby Keith – $53 million
3. Jason Aldean $3.5 million
4. Luke Bryan – $42.5 million
5. Kenny Chesney – $42 million
6. Tim McGraw – $38 million
7. Florida Georgia Line – $36.5 million
8. Zac Brown Band – $32 million
9. Miranda Lambert, – $28.5 million (tie)
9. Blake Shelton – $28.5 million (tie)
11. Keith Urban – $28 million
12. Eric Church, – $26 million
13. Brad Paisley – $24 million
14. Rascal Flatts $19.5 million
15. Lady Antebellum – $17 million

-Staff Writer