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Toby Keith Is The Highest-Earning Country Music Star

9/21/2011 11:26am EDT

Toby Keith Toby Keith has been crowned country music's highest earning star by 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 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 and Brad Paisley at three ($40 million).

The other artists in the top five are Tim McGraw ($35 million) and Rascal Flatts ($34 million).

Kenny Chesney, George Strait and Carrie Underwood all made it into the top 10.

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