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Forbes names this year's highest-paid country music stars who earned a whopping $244 million between them

Country music may be all about down-home values, but country musicians are displacing the biggest names in mainstream pop on the charts - and they're laughing all the way to the bank.

Forbes has announced its annual Country Cash Kings list, and the top five stars tallied a staggering $244 million combined over the past year.

And its not just music sales and concert tickets lining these crooners' pockets.

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Clothing lines, fragrances, restaurant chains and even a rum brand are bolstering business for these country moguls.

Number five on the list is Luke Bryan, who pulled in $34 million with the release of his album Crash My Party in August 2013.

He was the number-two selling artist overall, only behind Justin Timberlake, in 2013.

Next on the list is Jason Aldean, whose Burnin' it Down soared to number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, his ninth number one hit.

Third is Kenny Chesney with $44 million. He's been traveling on his No Shoes Nation tour, during which he plays shows to crowds in excess of 30,000 people.

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