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Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw & More Among Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers

Posted By Sarah Wyland On February 26, 2013 @ 5:00 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

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Billboard has released their annual list of the Top 40 Money Makers [2] and while Madonna and Bruce Springsteen topped the chart, each earning more than $30 million, country artists made up nearly half of the Top 20. The chart was compiled using a method that calculated a variety of income streams including touring, music sales, publishing royalties and revenue from digital music and video services.

Kenny Chesney [3]was country’s highest earner, coming in at No. 5 with more than $19 million. Kenny’s Brothers of the Sun Tour with pal Tim McGraw [4] grossed nearly $100 million and his non-touring revenue, including sales of 2012’s Welcome To The Fishbowl album, were estimated at nearly $3 million. Revenue streams from Kenny’s merchandise sales and sponsors aren’t included in Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers figures.

Not far behind, Tim McGraw came in at No. 7, earning just over $18 million. Nearly all of Tim’s earnings came from concerts, including his tour with Kenny Chesney. Jason Aldean [5] came in at No. 8 on the list, earning $17.5 million, propelled by a hugely successful My Kinda Party Tour and strong music sales.

Lady Antebellum [6] checked in at No. 12, earning almost $13 million on solid album sales and a successful international tour. Brad Paisley [7] followed at No. 14 with solid album sales and consistent touring helping him rake in $12.8 million. Taylor Swift [8] came in at No. 15, sales of more than three million units of her Red album pushing her to a $12.6 million pay day. Carrie Underwood [9] checked in at No. 16, strong album sales and her Blown Away Tour helping her earn nearly $12 million.

Rounding out the country artists  represented in the Top 20 were Eric Church [10]at No. 18 with earnings of $11 million and Rascal Flatts [11] at No. 19 with a pay day of $10.7 million. Other country artists making the list include Toby Keith [12] at No. 23, Miranda Lambert [13] at No. 27, Zac Brown Band [14] at No. 37 and Blake Shelton [15] at No. 40.

To see a complete list of Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers, click here [2].

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[2] Top 40 Money Makers: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/1549732/madonna-bruce-springsteen-lead-billboards-2013-top-40-money-makers

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[4] Tim McGraw: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_tim_mcgraw

[5] Jason Aldean: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jason_aldean

[6] Lady Antebellum: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lady_antebellum

[7] Brad Paisley: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_brad_paisley

[8] Taylor Swift: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_taylor_swift

[9] Carrie Underwood: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_carrie_underwood

[10] Eric Church : http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_eric_church

[11] Rascal Flatts: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rascal_flatts

[12] Toby Keith: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_toby_keith

[13] Miranda Lambert: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_miranda_lambert

[14] Zac Brown Band: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_zac_brown_band

[15] Blake Shelton: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_blake_shelton

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