Forbes has ranked the top earners in the country music scene for the first time, and there are a few surprises on the list.
1-Toby Keith landed at the top, raking in an estimated $65 million in earnings
2-Taylor Swift The "22" singer took in a staggering $55 million in earnings thanks to her smash success and multiple endorsement deals with Sony, Diet Coke and Cover Girl.
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw took the prize for the No. 3 and 4 spots, respectively.
5-Carrie Underwood made the top five with her estimated $31 million in earnings
6-Brad Paisley came in just after Underwood with $30 million
7-The Zac Brown Band landed at No. 7 with $26 million.
8,9,10-Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Jason Aldean rounded out the top 10 big moneymakers of the year.