Here’s How Wealthy Your Favorite Country Music Stars Are

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For all of its associations with rural America and working class life, country music is actually a pretty big business. In fact, in 2016 alone country artists sold 560.7 million records – that’s 10 percent of albums purchased in the U.S. Naturally, then, some musicians working in the genre can often expect to take home large paychecks – and you may be surprised by just how much these down-to-earth singers really make.