TAYLOR SWIFT was right behind him at #2, earning $64 million. Her wealth came from touring, record sales, plus sponsorship deals with Diet Coke, Keds and Cover Girl.
KENNY CHESNEY was third at $44 million, which is impressive considering he spent most of the year in the studio.
Here's the Top 5 . . .
1. Toby Keith, $65 million
2. Taylor Swift, $64 million
3. Kenny Chesney, $44 million
4. Jason Aldean, $37 million
5. Luke Bryan, $34 million
(Forbes' list features the top 12 earners, or in their words, "Country Cash Kings." You can read the details about each one in an annoying slideshow format, here.)