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Garth Brooks named highest-paid country singer

The veteran singer's comeback tour has helped Brooks come in at number one on the annual list, raking in an estimated $90 million over the past year.

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Jul 30, 2015, 04.16 PM IST
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The veteran singer's comeback tour has helped Brooks come in at number one on the annual list, raking in an estimated $90 million over the past year.
The veteran singer's comeback tour has helped Brooks come in at number one on the annual list, raking in an estimated $90 million over the past year.
LOS ANGELES: Garth Brooks has been named as the highest-paid country singer in the music industry, according to a new Forbes report.

The veteran singer's comeback tour has helped Brooks come in at number one on the annual list, raking in an estimated $90 million over the past year.

The feat also marks the largest sum for a country music act ever recorded by the money magazine.

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After taking a 13-year break from touring, Brooks, 53, returned to the stage in 2014, playing sold out arenas all over the US and selling more than 2.5 million tickets for his much-anticipated gigs.

Brooks' impressive salary breaks Toby Keith's two-year streak on the list, as the Red Solo Cup hitmaker slips to second place, after earning $53 million over the past year.

Jason Aldean comes in at number three with an estimated $43.5 million, while Luke Bryan's $42.5 million earnings and Kenny Chesney's $42 million haul round out the new top five.

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