Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Roots’ Turn Platinum

(L-R:) Michele Ballantyne, Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Industry Relations, RIAA; Brian Kelley; Tyler Hubbard; Jonathan Lamy, Executive Vice President, Communications and Marketing, RIAA. photo credit: Justin Mrusek

Florida Georgia Line’s chart-topping Dig Your Roots album has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The RIAA presented FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley with special plaques recognizing the achievement before their sold-out headline THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017 tour stop at the Jiffy Lube Pavilion in Bristow, Virginia Saturday night (Aug. 5). With this certification, the duo becomes one of only three country artists reaching platinum status in the last year, joining Miranda Lambert and Garth Brooks.

FGL is also the only country artist to notch a platinum album with three separate platinum or multi-platinum songs from that project: “God, Your Mama, And Me” (feat. Backstreet Boys), “May We All” (feat. Tim McGraw) and “H.O.L.Y.” (2X multi-Platinum). All three of the superstar duo’s studio albums have now reached platinum status.

This latest certification adds to FGL’s impressive precious metal collection: their breakout debut “Cruise” is the only country single to ever be certified diamond for sales and streams exceeding 10 million.


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