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Kenny Chesney is the highest-earning country artist on the list at No. 5, earning a respectable $19,148,525.24, with his Brothers of the Sun touring partner Tim McGraw only two spots and less than one million dollars behind him, making $18,329,167.89.
Jason Aldean is close to Tim in the No. 8 spot, raking in an impressive $17,578,651.96. Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum secured the No. 12 spot, with $12,968,992.17, while Brad Paisley is right behind them with $12,848,724.84. Taylor Swift claims the 15th spot with $12,695,783.32, while Carrie Underwood trails her with an annual paycheck of $11,942,956.65.
Eric Church comes in at No. 18, earning $11,015,773.11, while Rascal Flatts are only a couple hundred-thousand dollars behind him, making $10,777,282.68. Singer and restaurateur Toby Keith lands at No. 23, making $9,805,764.04. Miranda Lambert, with $8,818,536.04, took the 27th spot, edging out her husband, Blake Shelton, by 13 spaces and a few million, with his appearance on "The Voice" helping him nab the final spot on the list with $5,914,591.11. The Zac Brown Band came in a couple slots ahead of Blake at No. 37, with $6,682,797.58.
Madonna tops the list overall, making more than $34,577,308.62. Bruce Springsteen came in at No. 2 with $33,443,606.64, while Roger Waters is at No. 3 with $21,160,131.06 and Van Halen right behind him with $20,184,709.91.
Other artists on the list include Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Adele, Celine Dion, Nickelback, Neil Diamond and Andrea Bocelli. See the complete list here.
Flip Through Photos of New Music in 2013
- Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation Tour
- Tim McGraw, 'Two Lanes of Freedom' Album
- Carrie Underwood's Blown Away Tour
- Country Music 2013 Preview
- 10. Stagecoach 2013
- 9. Ashley Monroe's 'Like a Rose' Album
- 8. Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris' 'Old Yellow Moon' Album
- 7. Taylor Swift's Red Tour
- 6. Country Music Hall of Fame, Class of 2013
- 5. Brad Paisley's New Album
- ">3. Faith Hill's New Album
- 2. More Girl Power
- 1. Keith Urban on 'American Idol'
- Are You Ready for Some Football?
- Awesome Anthem
- ">Sunday Night Songstress
- Awesome Anthems
- Saintly Singer
- Halftime Hottie
- Stars With Legal Trouble
- Randy Travis
- Mindy McCready
- Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney
- LeAnn Rimes
- Willie Nelson
- John Rich
- Johnny Cash