When the world got word in 2014 that Garth Brooks was coming out of retirement and would begin touring again, some wondered how successful he could be. Yes, he was a global superstar in the '90s, but that was then. What about now?
Forbes offered a pretty definitive answer this week in its list of The World's Highest-Paid Country Musicians 2017. The Garth man topped 'em all. The country megastar raked in an impressive $60 million, besting his closest competition (Kenny Chesney) by $17.5 million. Here's how everyone else did.
The World's Highest-Paid Country Musicians 2017
Zac Brown Band: $25 million (tie)
Eric Church: $25 million (tie)
Keith Urban: $30 million
Blake Shelton: $31.5 million
Jason Aldean: $32.5 million
Florida Georgia Line: $34.5 million (tie)
Toby Keith: $34.5 million (tie)
Dolly Parton: $37 million
Luke Bryan: $42 million
Kenny Chesney: $42.5 million
Garth Brooks: $60 million
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin' country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.