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Toby Keith is highest-paid country star of 2014

Toby Keith is highest-paid country star of 2014

Toby Keith performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Photo: Associated Press/Chris Pizzello/Invision

Toby Keith has topped a Forbes list of highest-paid country singers for the second year in a row.

The Red Solo Cup hitmaker has raked in $65 million since June, 2013, according to editors at the magazine.

The sum includes profits from his own record label, Show Dog – Universal, as well as his endorsement deal with Ford, his I Love This Bar and Grill restaurant franchise, and his liquor range, Wild Shot.

Over the past six years, Keith has earned more than $335 million, according to the magazine.

Taylor Swift stays put at number two from last year’s list, having earned $64 million in the past 12 months, while Kenny Chesney is at three with $44 million, and Jason Aldean ($37 million) and Luke Bryan ($34 million) round out the new top five.

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