Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Luke Combs Get RIAA Heavy Metal

For June 2017, several country, Christian, and pop artists earned heavy metal from the RIAA.

Sam Hunt‘s sales juggernaut “Body Like A Back Road” has been certified 2x platinum, while his debut major label album Montevallo has been certified 3x platinum.

Luke Combs‘ debut single “Hurricane” has earned platinum sales, while Dylan Scott‘s “My Girl” has gone gold. “State Of Grace,” a track from Taylor Swift‘s 2012 album Red, has also gone gold.

Chris Stapleton‘s From A Room, Vol. 1, which released just over two months ago, has been certified gold. Maren Morris’ debut album Hero, which debuted in June 2016, has been certified gold. Brett Eldredge‘s second album Illinois, released in 2015, has also gone gold.

In the CCM world, For King and Country‘s “Fix My Eyes” has earned gold, as has Francesca Battistelli‘s “Holy Spirit” and Matt Redman‘s “You Never Let Go.”

Big Yellow Dog songwriter and pop superstar Meghan Trainor‘s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (ft. John Legend) has been certified 4x platinum.


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