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Several of Universal Music Group Nashville artists have earned gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications recently. See the most recent list below:

Brothers Osborne’s “Stay a Little Longer” certified double platinum; while “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” and “21 Summer” were certified gold.

Chris Stapleton’s “More of You” “I Was Wrong,” “Either Way” and “Might As Well Get Stoned” went gold, while “Whiskey and You,” “Starting Over” were certified platinum. “Parachute” went double platinum and “Broken Halos” is triple platinum.

Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” is 9x platinum, while “Come Back Song,” “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “For the First Time,” “This,” “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” are platinum; His recent No. 1 song, “Beers and Sunshine,” and “History in the Making” are gold.

David Lee Murphy’s “Dust on the Bottle” and “Out With a Bang” are platinum.

Deana Carter’s “Strawberry Wine” has been certified double platinum.

Dierks Bentley’s “What Was I Thinking,” “I Hold On” and “Somewhere On a Beach” are now 2x platinum; “Woman, Amen,” “Am I The Only One,” “Black,” “Sideways” and “Come a Little Closer” are certified platinum, while “Riser,” “Tip It On Back,” “Settle For a Slowdown,” “Every Mile a Memory” and “I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes” have gone gold.

Eric Church’s “Springsteen” has been certified 6x platinum; “Homeboy” and “Give Me Back My Hometown” are now double-platinum; “Desperate Man,” “Some Of It” and “Hell on the Heart” are platinum; “Hell of a View” (Eric’s recent No. 1 hit), “Monsters” and “How ‘Bout You” are gold.

Gary Allan’s “Right Where I Need to Be” has been certified platinum.

George Strait’s “Amarillo By Morning” and “I Cross My Heart” have been certified double platinum, while “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “Here for a Good Time” and “You Look So Good in Love” are now platinum. “Blue Clear Sky,” “The Cowboy Rides Away,” “She Let Herself Go,” “Heartland” and “I Just Want to Dance With You” have been certified gold.

Jon Pardi’s “Ain’t Always the Cowboy” is platinum, while “What I Can’t Put Down” and “When I’ve Been Drinkin’” are gold.

Jordan Davis’ “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot” has been certified platinum, while his latest “Almost Maybes” has gone gold.

Kacey Musgraves’ album, Golden Hour, was recently certified platinum.

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” is 5x platinum; “The Fighter” is 3x platinum; “Cop Car” is double platinum; “Wasted Time” has gone platinum, while “We Were,” “God Whispered Your Name” and his latest smash, “One Too Many” with P!nk have been certified gold.

Kip Moore’s “Somethin’ Bout a Truck” is 3x platinum, “Beer Money” has been certified platinum, while “I’m To Blame,” “She’s Mine” and “More Girls Like You” are gold.

Lauren Alaina has picked up some gold with “Road Less Traveled,” “Like My Mother Does,” “Getting Good” and “Doin’ Fine” have all been certified gold.

Little Big Town’s “Pontoon” is 4x platinum, while “Better Man” and “Boondocks” are double platinum. The band’s “Your Side of the Bed” and “When Someone Stops Loving You” have been certified gold.

Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” has been certified 7x platinum; “Huntin’, Fishin’, Lovin’ Every Day” and “Strip It Down” are 3x platinum, while “Knockin’ Boots” is double platinum; “Fast” and “What Makes You Country” are platinum; while “Down To One,” “Country Man,” “Buzzkill” and “Muckalee Creek Water” are gold.

Reba McEntire’s “Consider Me Gone” has been certified platinum.

Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” is now 8x platinum; “House Party” and “Break Up In a Small Town” are now 4x platinum, while “Make You Miss Me” and “Leave The Night On” are 3x platinum; “Hard to Forget” is platinum and “Breaking Up Was Easy in the ‘90s” is now gold.

Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always” is platinum, while “I’m Gonna Getcha Good” has now been certified gold.

Audio / Little Big Town's Phillip Sweet talks about the band's first No. 1 single, "Pontoon."


LBT (Pontoon summer fun) OC: …summertime fun. :13
“It’s just fun. [Jimi laughs] It really is. It feels like summer, and it feels exactly what it sounds like. I grew up on pontoon boats in the summer on the lakes and just having a blast, so it’s good ole clean summertime fun.”

Audio / Luke Bryan talks about the success of “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” which is from his album, tailgates & tanlines.


Luke Bryan (Country Girl) OC: …It shows. :59
“That’s the most amazing part out of the business is to get a song idea and to write it and dream it up to become this big fun thing that you pray it’s gonna be. For it to happen that way is such a pleasure. Me and one of my best friends, Dallas Davison, wrote it and we kind of felt like it was going to be what it is. I think that the song, I kind of compare it to ‘I Like It, I Love It.’ It’s not going to change the world, but people are never going to get tired of hearing it and getting up and dancing and having a big old time to it. And that’s what the song’s about, I felt like when we recorded it, I felt like it was always going to need to be the first single. And it’s fun to have it go this way and to be a big old fun up tempo song that people are wanting to go dance and make up dance routines and party down and have fun with it, it shows.”

Audio / Eric Church explains what the song, “Springsteen,” means to him.


Eric Church (Springsteen) OC: …my favorites. :44
“The interesting thing about this song is it has probably less to do with [Bruce] Springsteen than it is about what’s happening at this amphitheater up on the lawn. I had this experience. If you’ve had this experience, no matter whether you stay together or don’t stay together, when you hear that person’s music whether it’s Springsteen or anybody else, you always think of the person you were with at that show. And I have that. I just thought it was an interesting story about two people falling in love at a concert, and for the rest of their life that’s the soundtrack. That artist is the soundtrack to their love, to that time. I just love that. It makes me feel 17 again every time I hear it, and I think that other people feel the same way. It’s just a track that I’m very, very proud of. It might be my favorite on the record. I mean, I go back and forth between a couple, but that’s one of my favorites.”