In 2014, American country star Toby Keith topped the list of highest earners; his income reached $65 million by the end of the year. Keith credits sales of his songs and records as primary sources of revenue, but he receives income as owner of a restaurant chain and from corporate sponsors, primarily Ford, as well.
Keith enjoyed prominence in 2014 as the top-earning country male singer, and took that same title in 2013. Since producing a Top 100 song 15 years ago, Keith proved a successful country singer. His total income, according to Forbes, totals $335 million for the past 6 years. Rounding out the top three highest-grossing country singers are female artists Taylor Swift and male artist Kenny Chesney; they earned $64 million and $44 million in 2014, respectively.