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Luke and Kenny Make Big Bucks

Billboard has just come out with their list of the Top 50 Money Makers of 2016, and country is well represented on the list.

While Beyoncé lands at number one with earnings of $62.1 million last year, two country artists made the Top Ten this year, Luke Bryan at eight with earnings of $27.3 million last year and Kenny Chesney at ten with $25.4 mil.

Other country artists making the Top 50 include: Carrie Underwood at 14 ($19.9 mil), Garth Brooks at 18 ($16.02 mil), Dixie Chicks at 22 ($14.8 mil), Florida Georgia Line at 23 ($14.6 mil), Jason Aldean at 25 ($14.3), Zac Brown Band at 28 ($12.8), Keith Urban at 35 ($11.4 mil) and Blake Shelton at 41 ($9.8 mil).

“Billboard’s” Top Ten Money Makers of 2016

Beyoncé ($62.1 mil)

Guns N’ Roses ($42.3 mil)

Bruce Springsteen ($42.2 mil)

Drake ($37.3 mil)

Adele ($37 mil)

Coldplay ($32.3 mil)

Justin Bieber ($30.5 mil)

Luke Bryan ($27.3 mil)

Kanye West ($26.1 mil)

Kenny Chesney ($25.4 mil)

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