Garth Brooks is no longer the highest-paid country star

He had been the top grossing artist for the past 3 years.

August 14, 2018
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Forbes has released their list of the highest paid country stars of 2018, and a certain "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" artist tops the list. Luke Bryan pulled in $52 million dollars so far this year thanks in part to his concert tour and job as judge on American Idol. What is even bigger news is who Bryan beat out to take over the top spot: Garth Brooks.

Brooks has been Forbes top country artist for the past three years. He doesn’t fall too far on this year’s list though, coming in at number two with $45.5 million. Last year, Bryan ranked third behind Brooks and Kenny Chesney, netting $42 million.

Rounding out the top five is recent Soldier Field Headliner Kenny Chesney ($37 Million), Zac brown Band ($31 million) and Blake Shelton ($28 Million.)

You can check out the Forbes Highest Paid country star when he comes to Wrigley on September 1... *with Sam Hunt!!!!*​