For all of its associations with rural America and working class life, country music is actually a pretty big business. In fact, last year alone country artists sold 560.7 million records – that’s 10 percent of albums purchased in the U.S. Naturally, musicians working in the genre can expect to take home some large pay checks, and these superstars’ pockets, boots and even ten-gallon hats are overflowing with cash. You’ll be surprised by just how much these down-to-earth singers really make.
20. Kacey Musgraves – $10 million
While she’s a relative newcomer to the country scene, Kacey Musgraves has already made her mark monetarily at least. At only 28-years of age, the “Blowin’ Smoke” singer has earned an estimated $10 million through material like her 520,000 selling debut Same Trailer Different Park. And with two Grammys under her belt, she seems destined for a long and fruitful career.
19. Hillary Scott – $11 million
Best known as the front woman of Lady Antebellum, Hillary Scott has also branched out as a solo artist. In 2016 the singer released the album Love Remains, which earned two Grammys and has sold 142,500 copies. Thanks to her work outside the band, Scott can sit pretty with approximately $11 million in the bank.