Toby Keith - Toby Keith Is Highest-earning Country Star
Toby Keith has been crowned country music's highest earning star by America's Forbes magazine.
The musician took the top spot in the publication's list of the highest-earning stars in country music by earning an estimated $50 million (£33.3 million) between May 2010 and May 2011.
Keith's massive earnings are said to have come from his lucrative tour, sponsorship deals and his popular restaurant chain, putting him ahead of singer/songwriter Taylor Swift who came in at number two with estimated earnings of $45 million (£30 million) and Brad Paisley at three ($40 million/£26.7 million). The other artists in the top five are Tim MCGraw ($35 million/£23.3 million) and Rascal Flatts ($34 million/£22.7 million).
Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Carrie Underwood all made it into the top 10.