Strait, Rhett Earn First Gold and Platinum Digital Certs

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• October 17, 2013

RIAAGeorge Strait and Thomas Rhett were among seven artists to earn their first Gold or Platinum Digital Single awards from the Recording Industry Association of America in September, according to the RIAA’s new monthly G&P Program tally.

Strait’s “Give It All We Got Tonight” (MCA) earned the singer his first digital single to be certified Platinum, for more than one million downloads sold or a lesser number of downloads, plus on-demand song streams. Rhett’s debut single, “It Goes Like This” (The Valory Music Co.) was certified gold in September.

Meanwhile, in the digital album category, both Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton earned platinum status for their respective 2013 releases, Crash My Party (Capitol Records) and Based On A True Story (Warner Music Group).

The Band Perry garnered its second Gold album award for Pioneer (The Valory Music Co.).

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