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  • Mar 2, 1992
    Forbes magazine features Garth Brooks on the cover, with the headline "Led Zeppelin Meets Roy Rogers." Of country music's success, Brooks says, "I'm not sure other formats are remembering that the lyrics are what it's all about"
    Sep 26, 1994
    Forbes magazine's list of the highest-earning entertainers includes Garth Brooks, ranked #11, for making $41 million in the previous year; Jimmy Buffett, #35, $26 million; and Billy Ray Cyrus, #37, $25 million
    Jul 7, 2003
    The Dixie Chicks are ranked at #30 on "The Celebrity 100," Forbes magazine's list of the most powerful entertainment figures. Others on the list: Paul McCartney, #6; The Rolling Stones, #10; Bruce Springsteen, #26; and The Dave Matthews Band, #32
    Jul 4, 2005
    Shania Twain lands at #29 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 power ranking. Other musicians appearing on the list include Elton John, #9; P. Diddy, #20; Bette Midler, #34; and The Eagles, #43
    Oct 24, 2006
    Elvis Presley drops to #2 on Forbes' list of the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities at $42 million, behind Kurt Cobain. Also ranked: John Lennon, #4, $24 million; Ray Charles, #8, $10 million; Johnny Cash, #10, $8 million; and George Harrison, #12, $7 million
    Jan 24, 2007
    Three country acts appear on the Forbes list of the Top 10 music moneymakers for 2006: Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, #2, $132 million; Rascal Flatts, #3, $111 million; and Kenny Chesney, #6, $90 million. The Rolling Stones rank #1
    Sep 19, 2007
    Tim McGraw is #7 on the Forbes list of top-earning musicians after raking in $37 million. Ranked elsewhere are The Rolling Stones, #1; Madonna, #3; Bon Jovi, #4; Elton John, #5; U2, #9; P. Diddy, #10; and Justin Timberlake, #11
    Oct 30, 2007
    Having grossed $49 million in 12 months, Elvis Presley ranks #1 as Forbes lists the top-earning dead celebrities. John Lennon, $44 million, is #2, and George Harrison, $22 million, is #4. Also named: Marilyn Monroe, James Brown and James Dean
    Jan 29, 2008
    Faith Hill lands at #8 as Forbes unveils its Cash Queens of Music after earning $19 million in one year. Topped by Madonna, the list includes The Dixie Chicks, #9, $18 million; Martina McBride, #13, $12 million; and Carrie Underwood, #15, $7 million
    Feb 8, 2008
    Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman rank #3 on a Forbes list of Hollywood power couples behind #1 Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie. Elsewhere are Demi Moore & Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Simpson & Tony Romo and broken-up Justin Timberlake & Cameron Diaz

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