The country music industry is one of the biggest places that musicians get to flex their styles, talents, popularity, and of course wealth— not that many of them love to show off, but we know they have millions of dollars in the bank or banks.
Nevertheless, all this money and fame came from long days and nights of working hard, to make sure that fans get the best songs and albums that they deserve. Over the years, people have seen country musicians come into the limelight and fizzle out, however, there are a few that have stood the test of time for decades.
Dolly Parton is undoubtedly one of the biggest stars of the country music industry, and some might say the wealthiest. Her poise, talent, and hard work have not only made her a fan favorite but paved the way for other incredible aspiring musicians in the same field.
But, it seems like with all that money and fame that she has acquired over the years, she may not be the only richest female country musician. So, the next question now is; who is Parton’s competition? And how much is she worth presently?
Keep reading below for more information.
To put it mildly, Eilleen Regina Edwards, professionally known as Shania Twain is a musical legend, and very few people can argue against it, from a place of bias of course.
She is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has sold over 100 million records throughout her career and was dubbed the Queen of Country Pop, among many prolific titles. Due to her record sales, the 56-year-old was also recognized as the best-selling female artist in country music.
After Twain graduated from High School in June 1983, she was desperate to kick off her music career, and fortunately, she was approached by a Diane Chase-led band called “Flirt.” This group welcomed the singer with open arms and exposed her to tours all over Ontario.
Several years down the line, Twain went on to release amazing sounds include; “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!,” “Forever and for Always,” “Thank You Baby (For Makin’ Someday Come So Soon),” “When You Kiss Me,” “I Ain’t No Quitter,” and many more.
More outstanding successes and tours awaited the singer when she returned to music between 2011 and 2015, and fans could not have enough of her. Now, she’s into reality television shows and movies, which is no doubt earning her a lot of money. If anyone is going to bump Parton away from her position on the list of richest female country musicians, the best bet would be Twain.
Trisha Yearwood is an American singer, author, actress, and television personality who came into the limelight in 1991 after she released her debut song titled “She’s In Love With The Boy.” This awesome song became a No. 1 hit on the Billboard country singles chart, and the singer did not stop there. Between 1992 to 1996, she dropped one hit after another that topped many charts or at least were in the top ten.
Aside from her already aforementioned incredible resume, Yearwood is also a celebrity chef, so it’s not that difficult to understand where all her money comes from.
She was born in Monticello, Georgia, the U.S on September 19, 1964, to a schoolteacher and local banker. At an early age, the 56-year-old was already into music, as she was almost always present for musical events in her church and school.
She finished her college education at the Young Harris College, where she earned a business degree, and proceeded to the University of Georgia, but dropped out after the first semester. In 1985, she officially kicked off her music career by enrolling in a music school in Nashville, Tennessee.
What’s Dolly Parton’s Net Worth Compared To The Others?
A brief introduction of Parton— she is an American singer-songwriter, author, humanitarian, and businessman who is mostly known for her work as a talented and incredible country musician and multi-instrumentalist.
In 1967, she released her debut album titled “Hello, I’m Dolly” which remained a huge success till the end of the 60s. In the next following decades, the Tennessee-born singer composed about 3000 mind-blowing songs, some of which include; “Just Because I’m A Woman,” “Coat Of Many Colors,” “Jolene,” “Love Is Like A Butterfly,” “The Bargain Store,” and so on.
From 1976 to 196, Parton did something unexpected when she transitioned into pop and made a name for herself in the industry. On May 30, 1966, Parton got married to Carl Thomas Dean, and together, they raised her siblings and their children.
According to ABC News, the singer who’s listed as the richest self-made woman of 2021, has a whopping net worth of $350 million. However, it still pails in comparison from Twain‘s and Yearwood‘s, whose net worths are estimated at $400 million.
Is Dolly Parton More Popular?
Parton, Yearwood, and Twain were and are considered to be among the top legends in country music history. Their popularity can also be assessed by the hit songs they had throughout their career.
However, Parton is loved and adored by millions of fans worldwide, who are always eager to hear her new sounds, whenever she decides to release it. Recently, she opened up on why she thinks she is getting too much credit for her role in today’s vaccine. In 2020, she made a donation of $1 million towards the Covid-19 research and was recorded as one of the first few celebrities who engineered the cause for vaccination against the virus in America.