Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton Top RIAA's Country January And February Gold And Platinum Certifications
March 3, 2016 at 8:50 AM (PT)
SAM HUNT's album "Montevallo" and CHRIS STAPLETON's album "Traveller" topped RIAA's JANUARY and FEBRUARY 2016 list of GOLD and PLATINUM honors, among the 158 Digital Single Awards and 74 Album Awards. HUNT's album "Montevallo" received MULTI-PLATINUM and PLATINUM recognition. Among the PLATINUM Album Awards are STAPLETON's "Traveller," LUKE BRYAN's "Kill The Lights," which both also received standard GOLD Album Awards, CARRIE UNDERWOOD's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1," and MIRANDA LAMBERT's "Platinum." BRETT ELDREDGE also received a GOLD Album Award for "Bring You Back."
Earning digital MULTI-PLATINUM Single Awards were JASON ALDEAN's "Burnin' It Down," and "She's Country," FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE's "Stay," and LITTLE BIG TOWN's "Girl Crush." Receiving digital PLATINUM Single Awards were ALDEAN's "She's Country," and "Hicktown," BLAKE SHELTON's "Sangria," CHRIS YOUNG's "I'm Comin' Over," COLE SWINDELL's "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight," FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE's "Sippin' On Fire," THOMAS RHETT's "Die A Happy Man," TIM MCGRAW's "Southern Girl," LEE BRICE's "I Drive Your Truck," RODNEY ATKINS' "If You're Going Through Hell," and LITTLE BIG TOWN's "Girl Crush."
Digital GOLD Single Awards went to HANK WILLIAMS JR.'s "Family Tradition" and "A Country Boy Can Survive," TIM MCGRAW's "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools," "Just To See You Smile," and "She's My Kind Of Rain," RANDY HOUSER's "Goodnight Kiss," DUSTIN LYNCH's "Hell Of A Night," MADDIE & TAE's "Fly," COLE SWINDELL's "Let Me See Ya Girl," and MONGTOMERY GENTRY's "Where I Come From." This comes on the heels of the RIAA's new Album Award methodology for its GOLD and PLATINUM program (NET NEWS 2/1). For a complete list of all RIAA GOLD and PLATINUM Awards, visit here.