These days, top country acts are outpacing the biggest names in mainstream pop music when it comes to their earnings. We’re counting down the top five on Forbes list of the World's Highest-Paid Country Musicians of 2014.
5. Luke Bryan ($34 Million)
Famous for hits like "That's My Kind of Night" and "Play it Again," the double-platinum singer raked in $34 million with the release of his latest album last August, "Crash My Party."
4. Jason Aldean ($37 Million)
With five platinum albums, Jason Aldean's number four spot comes as no surprise. With a sixth studio album set for release by the end of the year, it won't be a shock if he's high on the list again next year.
3. Kenny Chesney ($44 Million)
He's been a fan favorite since the early 90;s. He earned a $44 million-dollar paycheck this year, and looks like he'll pull in a little more with a new album due out this fall and the launch of his rum, Blue Chair Bay.
2. Taylor Swift ($64 Million)
The youngest and only female on the list is Taylor Swift. The 24-year-old country/pop princess earned a whopping $64 million-dollars! Aside from pumping out hit after hit, her massive paychecks come from exclusive partnerships, fragrances, campaigns, spokes-modeling, and touring.
The highest paid country music artist of 2014 earns his paycheck with a clothing line, restaurant franchise and an unstoppable music career. Watch the video to find out who earned the top spot!
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