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How Rich Are Carrie Underwood and More Top CMT Awards Nominees?

·9 min read
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One of the biggest nights of the year for country music is here. The CMT Awards will air live from Nashville, Tennessee, at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight on CBS -- or you can stream it on-demand on Paramount+.

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Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini -- who is also nominated for Video of the Year -- and "Captain America" star Anthony Mackie, the fan-voted awards show will feature performances from some of country music's most popular stars. This includes Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell with Laney Wilson and Keith Urban -- just to name a few.

Gracing the CMT Awards stage is a huge deal reserved for those who have made names for themselves in the industry. Wealth tends to follow fame, so you've likely wondered about the size of your favorite country music stars' fortunes.

Find out how rich the top CMT Awards nominees are.

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CAROLINE BREHMAN/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Brandi Carlile

  • Nominations: Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Right on Time"

  • Net Worth: $2 million

It's been a big couple of years for Brandi Carlile. Her latest album, "In These Silent Days," scored the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts in October 2021. That same year, the six-time Grammy winner also released the book "Broken Horses," which became a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller.

This summer, she'll hit the road for her "Beyond These Silent Days Tour."

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Casey Flanigan/imageSPACE/Shutterstock

Cole Swindell

  • Nomination: Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Never Say Never"

  • Net Worth: $3 million

In 2014, Cole Swindell scored his first No. 1 hit on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" -- and he has been churning out hits such as "Single Saturday Night" and "Love You Too Late" ever since. His new album, "Stereotype," was released April 7.

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Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Thomas Rhett

  • Nomination: Male Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Country Again"

  • Net Worth: $5 million

A seriously impressive milestone, Thomas Rhett's CMT-nominated song "Country Again" became his 18th career No. 1 single in September 2021. He released his sixth studio album, "Where We Started," on April 1.

The "Make Me Wanna" singer will launch his "Bring the Bar to You Tour" in June, spanning more than 30 dates through October.

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Ron Jenkins/AP/Shutterstock

Luke Combs

  • Nominations: Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Forever After All"

  • Net Worth: $5 million

Since self-releasing his "The Way She Rides" EP in February 2014, Luke Combs has been churning out No. 1 hits such as "Cold As You," "Better Together" and "Cold Beer Calling My Name." If you're eager for the debut of his third studio album, you won't have to wait much longer, as he told a fan on Twitter in March 2022 that it was "right at the finish line."

Along with other performances, Combs will kick off his first-ever headlining stadium tour in May 2022.

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AFF-USA/Shutterstock

Cody Johnson

  • Nominations: Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Til You Can't"

  • Net Worth: $5 million

Cody Johnson's debut album "Ain't Nothin' to It" made history as the third-highest pre-added album of all time in the country music genre on Apple Music. More recently, he released the double album "Human" in October 2021.

Johnson is currently on tour, with more than 30 performances scheduled through September.

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Jordan Strauss/AP/Shutterstock

Kelsea Ballerini

  • Nomination: Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Half of My Hometown"

  • Net Worth: $6 million

The only female country artist to score No. 1 hits with her first three singles from a debut album, Kelsea Ballerini quickly became a household name. She has scored five No. 1 hits on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart, including "Half of My Hometown," "Love Me Like You Mean It," "Legends," "Peter Pan" and "Dibs."

Ballerini doesn't have an official summer tour planned, but she is slated to perform at several festivals.

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John Salangsang/Shutterstock

Kane Brown

  • Nominations: Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "One Mississippi"

  • Net Worth: $6 million

He's still a relative newcomer, but Kane Brown made his debut with a bang. In 2016, his self-titled album made waves as country music's most successful launch from a new artist in two years. Since then, he has scored seven No. 1 hits on Billboard's Country Airplay Chart, including "One Mississippi," "Famous Friends" and "Homesick."

Brown's "Blessed & Free Tour" kicks off May 7 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Chelsea Lauren/REX

Kacey Musgraves

  • Nominations: Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Justified"

  • Net Worth: $10 million

It's been a busy 2022 for Kacey Musgraves, who recently wrapped her "Star-Crossed: Unveiled" tour, but is slated to perform at a variety of festivals this summer. No doubt, fans can't wait to see her live, as her latest studio album, "Star-Crossed," served as her first No. 1 debut on Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart in September 2021.

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Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Chris Stapleton

  • Nomination: Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "I Bet You Think About Me"

  • Net Worth: $12 million

In 2021, Chris Stapleton cleaned up at the CMT Awards, with six wins -- and this year, he's nominated for one of the night's biggest honors with Taylor Swift. The "Starting Over" singer is currently on the road with his "All-American Road Show" tour, which features dozens of dates scheduled across the U.S. through October.

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John Salangsang/Shutterstock

Eric Church

  • Nomination: Male Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Heart on Fire"

  • Net Worth: $14 million

In 2021, Eric Church shocked the music world by releasing three albums during a one-month period: "Heart," "&" and "Soul" -- resulting in two No. 1 spots on Billboard's Top Album Sales Chart. The "Hell of a View" singer is currently traveling across North America on "The Gather Again Tour," featuring dates throughout the U.S. and Canada through summer.

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Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Zac Brown Band

  • Nomination: Duo/Group Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Same Boat"

  • Net Worth: $50 million

Since making its debut in the early aughts, the Zac Brown Band has become one of the biggest bands in country music, selling more than 9 million albums and 30 million singles. Released in October 2021, "The Comeback" debuted as the Top New Country Album release and secured the top spot on the Current Country Albums Sales chart. The band launches its "Out in the Middle" Tour on April 22.

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RMV/REX/Shutterstock

Miranda Lambert

  • Nominations: Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "If I Was a Cowboy"

  • Net Worth: $60 million

Miranda Lambert will kick off her new Las Vegas residency, "Velvet Rodeo," at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in September 2022. Until then, she has a busy tour schedule that will take her across North America -- including "The Bandwagon Tour" with Little Big Town.

Lambert will also release her new album, "Palomino," on April 29.

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AFF-USA/Shutterstock

Jason Aldean

  • Nomination: Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "If I Didn't Love You"

  • Net Worth: $80 million

One of the biggest names in country music, Jason Aldean has sold more than 20 million albums since hitting the scene in 2005. In February, he made headlines by selling 90% of his recorded-music catalog to the indie Spirit Music Group for more than $100 million, according to Variety.

Aldean's latest album, "Georgia," will be released April 22. The second half of a double album, this follows "Macon," which debuted in November 2021.

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Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

Carrie Underwood

  • Nomination: Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "If I Didn't Love You"

  • Net Worth: $140 million

Since winning "American Idol" in 2005, Carrie Underwood has become one of the most well-known names in country music. She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, along with becoming a New York Times bestselling author and an entrepreneur.

She's currently in the midst of Las Vegas residency "Carrie Underwood: Reflection," at Resorts World Theatre, with dates through May.

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John Angelillo/UPI/Shutterstock

Luke Bryan

  • Nomination: Male Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Waves"

  • Net Worth: $160 million

Luke Bryan hit the country music scene in 2009 and has become one of the industry's biggest stars. The "American Idol" judge has garnered 25 No. 1 hits and 54.5 million RIAA-certified digital singles -- more than any other country artist.

Bryan will kick off his "Raised Up Right Tour" on June 9 in Charleston, West Virginia, with dates through October. This will almost certainly boost his net worth even higher, as his 2021 "Proud to Be Right Here" tour grossed an average of $957,204 per show from the first 17 performances, according to Pollstar.

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Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Kenny Chesney

  • Nomination: Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "Half of My Hometown"

  • Net Worth: $180 million

A country music icon, Kenny Chesney made his debut in 1994. Since then, he has scored 32 No. 1 hits on Billboard's Country Airplay chart, including "Knowing You," "Happy Does" and "Don't Happen Twice."

Released in 2020, his most recent record, "Here and Now," served as his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Chesney will launch his "Here and Now 2022" stadium tour on April 23 in Tampa, featuring nearly two dozen dates through August.

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Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Taylor Swift

  • Nomination: Video of the Year

  • Nominated Video/Song: "I Bet You Think About Me"

  • Net Worth: $400 million

Taylor Swift is one of the music industry's most successful stars, and there aren't too many records she hasn't broken. The only artist in history to have four consecutive albums sell more than 1 million copies in their first week of release -- "Speak Now," "Red," "1989" and "Reputation" -- she's also the only female artist to have six albums sell at least 500,000 copies in a single week -- "Fearless," "Speak Now," "Red," "1989," "Reputation" and Lover." In 2018, Swift's "Reputation" stadium tour became the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history, grossing $266.1 million.

Methodology: For this piece GOBankingRates took all the artists from the big 4 (Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year, Female Video of the Year and Group Video of the Year) and found their (1) CMT category nominated for; (2) video/song nominated for; and (3) net worth as of March 28, 2022, as sourced from CelebrityNetWorth.com. All data was collected and is up to date as of March 28, 2022.

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