Aldean Mines Gold

aldeanThe RIAA has certified Jason Aldean’s latest CD Wide Open Gold after 10 weeks. The metal certifications are based upon shipments, with Gold status requiring 500,000 units and Platinum needing one million. According to SoundScan, which measures actual sales to consumers, through week 10 the CD has sold a total of 316,246 units.

The first single from the new song collection, “She’s Country” was certified Gold and became a multi-week No. 1. The second and current song, “Big Green Tractor” also seems to be harvesting good response from both radio listeners and consumers. “Big Green Tractor” sold 15,949 downloads for the week ended 6/14/2009, a 48% increase over the previous week.

“Throughout his career Aldean has been one of the top selling artists that we distribute,” explains RED Distribution President Bob Morelli. “But the strength of sales, both physical and digital from Wide Open have been nothing short of tremendous. He has firmly cemented his place among country’s biggest stars.”

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