Loretta Lynn has received numerous award and accolades for her groundbreaking role in country music. Having sold more than 45 million albums worldwide, it's no surprise she made this list. She's one of the most celebrated musicians in the industry.
This Australian native is one of the country's highest-paid performers. He earned $22 million in 2017 alone, acted as an American Idol judge, and has his own guitar line to help him bring in some extra cash.
Jason Aldean has been nominated four times for the ACM's Entertainer of the Year and has won it three times. He has released eight albums since he stepped onto the country music scene in 2005 and has had 11 number-one singles on the Country charts. In addition to his music popularity, he also owns a hunting company with several former MLB players to help bring in an extra bit of cash.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, her country megastar husband, began an extended world tour in 2017, which has had 80 sold-out shows in North America. Hill has won five Grammys and nominated for 12 more. She's also acted as the voice of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" opening.
Carrie Underwood is the most awarded woman in the history of CMT, with 18 awards since she won American Idol in season four. Not to mention, she has seven Grammy awards and 14 nominations.
Tim McGraw has been named the American Music Awards favorite country male artist four times and countless other titles during his two-decade career. McGraw is also one of the handfuls of country stars to successfully cross into acting, which adds a nice bit of extra cash.
Luke Bryan is easily one of the biggest concert draws in country music, but it's not only music that's helping him land on this list. Bryan has had endorsement deals with Miller Lite and Chevrolet, was a judge on American Idol, and he co-owns a hunting company with Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson.
Reba McEntire is a groundbreaking icon in the world of country music. She has 15 nominations and three Grammy awards, 59 top 10 hits, and 24 number one singles over the course of her 40-year career.
Alan Jackson is in a class all his own with albums running the gambit of genres, including gospel, Christmas, bluegrass, and even more. With two Grammys, 50 top 10 Billboard Hot Country hits, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it's not hard to see why Jackson is a country music star.
A household name for his music and a well-known, hilarious commercial with former NFL star Peyton Manning, Brad Paisley is a staple in country music. Over his years in the industry, Paisley has won three Grammy Awards and earned 18 nominations.
The man, the myth, the legend, Johnny Cash is one of the most notable names in country music. Cash received many awards from the Country Music Association Awards, Grammys, and was inducted into five music halls of fame. Johnny Cash's career spanned almost five decades, and he rose to become an industry icon.
Technically a trio but their net worth reaches a total of $150 million, and they've definitely earned that money. Rascal Flatts has had nothing but success, including 12 number one Hot Country hits and millions of records sold.
Chesney isn't just a heartthrob country superstar, he's also one of the highest-earning country stars of this year. In the first half of 2019 alone, Chesney has pulled in $37 million, and in April he broke the record for most number-one songs on the Country Airplay chart.
Kenny Rogers is one of the Top 10 Recording Industry Association of America best-selling male artists of all time with a whole other host of awards. It's hard for anyone to hold a candle to Kenny Rogers.
With an insane 60 number-one singles (more than any across all genres), 70 million albums sold, and nominated for 16 Grammys, Strait's more than 30 years in the industry has been nothing short of massive success.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past several years, you probably know country-singer-gone-pop sensation, Taylor Swift. Swift constantly dominates the top of the charts and is the only artist in music history to have an album hit one million sales in the first week on three separate occasions.
Brooks has been a staple in the country music scene for the past 25+ years, and he's sold more than 148 million albums. With that many albums sold, Brooks is just under The Beatles and above Elvis Presley in most albums sold.
Easily another major name in country music, Keith is a popular artist all across the globe. He's a twice named entertainer of the year, twice named top male vocalist, and Billboard has named him the country artist of the decade.
Shania Twain has been a global country music phenomenon since the mid-'90s. She's been named Entertainer of the Year by two different associations, inducted in two music halls of fame, and named Artist of a Lifetime by CMT.
Arguably the biggest star in country music history, Dolly Parton has been inducted into over 12 halls of fame and nominated for 47 Grammy Awards; of those, she's won eight.