Country Artists Receive July 2015 RIAA Awards

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 2.51.53 PMThe Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified 118 Digital Single Awards and nine Album Awards in its July announcement. Those include Brad Paisley playing catchup with singles as dated since 2003. Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett place gold for their latest respective singles.

Carrie Underwood also recently celebrated her 28 million mark as the current top country artist on the RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking.

It’s new month-end digital Platinum report includes:

  • Brad Paisley – 2x platinum for his previous singles, “Then” (2009), “She’s Everything” (2005), “Whiskey Lullaby” with Alison Krauss (2003); and platinum for “Ticks” (2007), “Mud On The Tires” (2003), “I’m Still A Guy” (2007), and “When I Get Where I’m Going” with Dolly Parton (2005).
  • Thomas Rhett – 2x platinum for “It Goes Like This”
  • Taylor Swift  – 2x platinum for “Bad Blood”
  • Kelly Clarkson  – “Heartbeat Song”
  • Parmalee –  “Carolina”
  • Zac Brown Band – “Homegrown”

It’s new month-end digital Gold report includes:

  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Love Me Like You Mean It”
  • Brantley Gilbert – “My Kind of Crazy” (2011) and “One Hell of a Man”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Crash and Burn”
  • Taylor Swift – “Never Grow Up”

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