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Lifestyle: 15 of the most successful country stars of all time

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Country music seems to continue to grow in popularity and country music stars seem to continue to get more and more successful. You likely know quite a few country stars but there are some that are raking in the money that you may not have ever heard of.

If you've ever wondered which stars might be considered the most successful of all time, read on to find out who makes the list.

Toby Keith has an estimated net worth of $500 million.

Toby Keith has an estimated net worth of $500 million.play

Toby Keith has an estimated net worth of $500 million.

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Toby Keith is known for hits like "Should've Been A Cowboy" and "As Good As I Once Was," but beyond being a singer and songwriter, he also has his own chain of restaurants and other ventures, as Taste of Country noted.

An outspoken conservative, Keith also performed at President Trump's inauguration concert and flew to Saudi Arabia to play a show, The Atlantic reported. Keith is worth an estimated $500 million, according to Forbes.

Dolly Parton is a singer, TV star, and has her own amusement park.

Dolly Parton is a singer, TV star, and has her own amusement park.play

Dolly Parton is a singer, TV star, and has her own amusement park.

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At 72 years old, Dolly Parton is well-known both within and outside the world of country music. Beyond being a singer and songwriter, Parton also has her own theme park, Dollywood, acts in movies and on TV, and more, according to Taste of Country. Dolly Parton is also worth an estimated $500 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Shania Twain is making a comeback.

Shania Twain is making a comeback.play

Shania Twain is making a comeback.

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Shania Twain is well-known for hits like "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" and "Any Man Of Mine." According to Taste of Country, Twain's Las Vegas residency was a comeback of sorts for the artist after a sustained break. Shania Twain is worth a reported $400 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Garth Brooks is still touring.

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Recording artist Garth Brooks attends the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.play

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Recording artist Garth Brooks attends the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Garth Brooks is undeniably one of country's most enduringly successful stars. According to The New Yorker, Brooks has sold over 130 million albums over the course of his career. The successful star is still touring as well, including a first-ever appearance for a musical artist at Notre Dame Stadium. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brooks makes about $90 million each year, and has an estimated net worth of about $330 million.

George Strait has released 28 albums in 33 years.

George Strait has released 28 albums in 33 years.play

George Strait has released 28 albums in 33 years.

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George Strait is one of country music's most popular stars of all time. According to Texas Monthly, Strait released 28 albums over the course of 33 years. Though he stopped full-blown tours in 2014, Strait announced that he will be headlining a one-off show in Atlanta in 2019, appearing along with Chris Stapleton, Chris Janson, and Ashley McBryde, Rolling Stone reported.

Strait is estimated to be worth about $300 million, according to Bankrate.com.

Kenny Rogers was touring until recently.

Kenny Rogers was touring until recently.play

Kenny Rogers was touring until recently.

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At 80 years old Kenny Rogers has been singing, writing, producing, and more for a long time, so it's likely not a shock that he is considered a very successful artist. Rogers's most recent tour was thought to be his last, but he, unfortunately, was unable to finish it — USA Today reported that Rogers decided to cancel the rest of his tour dates through the end of 2018 due to doctors' advice.

Rogers is worth an estimated $250 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Kenny Chesney has lots of hits.

Kenny Chesney performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 8, 2016 in New York City.play

Kenny Chesney performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on July 8, 2016 in New York City.

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Kenny Chesney has had hit after hit after hit, so it's no wonder he's considered to be a big success. When he wrapped his Trip Around The Sun tour — the star's most successful to date, according to Billboard — he'd earned a career tour amount of $969 million. Chesney's current approximate net worth is $190 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Rascal Flatts have a net worth of $150 million.

Rascal Flatts have a net worth of $150 million.play

Rascal Flatts have a net worth of $150 million.

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Superstar country trio Rascal Flatts has been successful for years. Their song "These Days" was the group's first number one hit, according to Taste of Country. Currently, as a group, Rascal Flatts is worth an estimated $150 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Johnny Cash is one of the most iconic country stars of all time.

Johnny Cash is one of the most iconic country stars of all time.play

Johnny Cash is one of the most iconic country stars of all time.

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Johnny Cash was born in 1932 and died in 2003, but he's still undoubtedly one of the most successful country stars of all time. Beyond his successful albums, Cash also worked on his variety show, "The Johnny Cash Show," as Vanity Fair noted. He was also inducted into not just one, but multiple halls of fame, according to website Money Inc. His career spanned decades and when he died he was worth an estimated $100 million. It has since risen to $300 million.

Luke Bryan was a songwriter turned country singer.

Luke Bryan was a songwriter turned country singer.play

Luke Bryan was a songwriter turned country singer.

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Luke Bryan was a songwriter before he became the singing country music superstar he's known as today, according to Taste of Country. His first hit was "All My Friends Say," but he didn't get really successful until the release of "Country Girl," four years later. Bryan's net worth is also about $120 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Reba McEntire was a country music star and a sitcom star.

Reba McEntire was a country music star and a sitcom star.play

Reba McEntire was a country music star and a sitcom star.

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Reba McEntire has had numerous country hits, but she's also known for her work on quirky family sitcom "Reba." If you've wanted McEntire to go more country in her music, however, you're about to get your wish. McEntire told an ABC radio affiliate in Green Bay, Wisconsin that her next album will be more country than any other she's done thus far.

McEntire will also receive Kennedy Center honors in 2018. Reba McEntire is currently estimated to have a net worth of about $95 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Alan Jackson has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Alan Jackson has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.play

Alan Jackson has been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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Alan Jackson has racked up numerous accolades over the course of his career. In 2018, Jackson received an award for his contributions to "the advancement of country music in popular culture," as CMT reported. And in 2017, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Jackson is also said to be worth about $95 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Brad Paisley's #1 hit is "He Didn't Have to Be."

Brad Paisley's #1 hit is "He Didn't Have to Be."play

Brad Paisley's #1 hit is "He Didn't Have to Be."

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Brad Paisley's first number one hit was "He Didn't Have to Be," according to Taste of Country, but he met his now-wife, actress Kimberly Williams, when she was cast in one of his music videos. The couple married in 2003. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Paisley's net worth is also estimated to be about $95 million.

Tim McGraw gained fame in 1994.

Tim McGraw gained fame in 1994.play

Tim McGraw gained fame in 1994.

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According to Taste of Country, Tim McGraw didn't make it big until 1994, but he hasn't slowed down since, becoming one of the most successful country stars ever. Two years after becoming famous, he married wife Faith Hill. The pair released an album together in 2017, as CMT reported. According to Celebrity Net Worth, McGraw's estimated net worth is around $85 million.

Faith Hill is a Grammy winner.

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Singer-songwriter Faith Hill attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.play

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Singer-songwriter Faith Hill attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Faith Hill has been a success since the early 1990s, but her 1998 album was especially significant, according to Taste of Country. She's won numerous awards over the years, including several Grammy awards. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Faith Hill's estimated net worth is about $80 million.

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