RIAA Announces Gold & Platinum Awards For January/February


The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released its list of gold and platinum earners to kick off 2016, and several country artists have some newly minted heavy metal to add to their accolades.

jason aldean burnin it downDigital Multi-Platinum Single
Jason Aldean,”She’s Country” (3x)
Jason Aldean, “Burnin’ It Down” (2x)
Florida Georgia Line, “Stay” (2x)
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush” (2x)

Digital Platinum Single
Jason Aldean, “Hicktown”
Rodney Atkins, “If You’re Going Through Hell”
Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”
Florida Georgia Line, “Sippin’ On Fire”
Tim McGraw, “Southern Girl”
Tim McGraw, “Felt Good On My Lips”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”
Blake Shelton, “Sangria”
Cole Swindell, “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight”
Chris Young, “I’m Comin’ Over”

Digital Gold Single
Randy Houser, “Goodnight Kiss”
Maddie & Tae, “Fly”
Tim McGraw, “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”
Tim McGraw, “She’s My Kind Of Rain”
Tim McGraw, “Just To See You Smile”
Montgomery Gentry, “Where I Come From”
Cole Swindell, “Let Me See Ya Girl”
Hank Williams, Jr., “Family Tradition”
Hank Williams, Jr., “Country Boy Can Survive”

sam hunt montevalloStandard Multi-Platinum Album
Sam Hunt, Montevallo (2x)

Standard Platinum Album
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Miranda Lambert, Platinum
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Carrie Underwood, Greatest Hits: Decade #1

Standard Gold Album
Luke Bryan, Kill The Lights
Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece
Brett Eldredge, Bring You Back
Chris Stapleton, Traveller


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