Billboard has released their list of the Top 50 Money Makers of 2016
Coming in #1 overall is Beyonce with $62.1 million. Country superstar Luke Bryan is celebrating his 41st birthday today as country's top money-maker of 2016.
Luke earned $27.3 million last year to land at #8. Kenny Chesney was the seventh biggest touring act in the U.S. last year, enough to land at the #10 spot with just over $25 million. Carrie Underwood is the sole country female on the tally, coming in at #14 with close to $20 million in revenue.
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks ranks 18th at $16 million, with $75,000 of those earnings coming solely from his fourth-quarter profits from streaming on Amazon Music.
Two-time ACM Entertainer Jason Aldean comes in at #25, with just over $14 million. A surprise on the list is Dixie Chicks at #22 about $15 million, mainly from their DCX MMXVI world tour.
Other country stars on the list include Florida Georgia Line, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, and Blake Shelton.