Industry Pics: Dierks Bentley And Brett Young Celebrate RIAA Honors, Morgan Evans Makes Opry Debut

Dierks Bentley Celebrates Multiple RIAA Certifications

Kicking off the new leg of his What The Hell tour at the Merriweather Post Pavilion (Columbia, Maryland) on Friday night (May 19), Dierks Bentley was also presented with several RIAA certifications. His album Black was recognized as being gold-certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. Additionally, Bentley’s songs “Somewhere On A Beach” and “Different For Girls” were both recognized for platinum sales, while his latest single, “Black,” was recognized as being gold-certified.

Pictured (L-R): Dierks Bentley and Jonathan Lamy, Executive Vice President, Communications and Marketing, RIAA.


Brett Young Earns Two Gold Certification Plaques

Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta and BMLG EVP and BMLG Records President Jimmy Harnen presented Brett Young with his double gold certification plaque today for his first two singles “Sleep Without You” and “In Case You Didn’t Know.” “Sleep Without You” already hit No. 1 on Country radio and “In Case You Didn’t Know” is on its way. Though Young only recently received the gold-certification plaque for “In Case You Didn’t Know,” it was announced today (May 24) that the song has actually earned platinum sales.

Pictured (L-R): Scott Borchetta, Brett Young, Jimmy Harnen

Pictured (L-R): Red Light Management’s Van Haze and Haley McLemore Haze, BMLG’s Scott Borchetta, Brett Young, BMLG’s Jimmy Harnen, Red Light Management’s Enzo DeVincenzo


Warner Music Nashville’s Morgan Evans Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Warner Music Nashville artist Morgan Evans made his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, May 19.

Pictured (L-R): Dan Rogers, Grand Ole Opry; Nick Hartley, Fitzgerald Hartley; Leslie Fram, SVP, Music Strategy, CMT; Morgan Evans; Justin Luffman, VP Brand Management, WMN


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