Toby Keith tops Forbes' 'Highest-Earning Country Star' list

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Washington, May 24 : Singer Toby Keith has topped Forbes magazine's list of the top-earning country music stars.

The Beer For My Horses hitmaker raked in an estimated 48 million dollars in 2007, according to the publication.

Forbes noted that Keith's earnings were maximized with a major endorsement deal with Ford trucks, involvement in his I Love This Bar and Grill chain of restaurants and ownership of his record label, Show Dog Nashville.

Country trio Rascal Flatts landed in the second spot, with a 40 million-dollar 2007 haul, while Tim MCGraw came in third with earnings of 23 million dollars.

Kenny Chesney, Brooks + Dunn, Brad Paisley, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, George Strait and Alan Jackson rounded off the top ten country earners.

The highest-earning country stars are:

1. Toby Keith

2. Rascal Flatts

3. Tim MCGraw

4. Kenny Chesney

5. Brooks + Dunn

6. Brad Paisley

7. Faith Hill

8. Keith Urban

9. George Strait

10. Alan Jackson

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