Today, Alan Jackson officially received 8 new platinum certifications from the RIAA for 7 singles and one album.
His iconic and most popular song to date, which just turned 30 years old last week, “Chattahoochee,” is now 3X platinum, as well as his duet with Jimmy Buffett, “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere.“
My personal favorite Alan song, “Drive,” as well as “Little Bitty,” “Good Time,” and “Gone Country” all achieved platinum status, meaning they’ve sold one million units since their release. How these songs are just now going platinum is seriously beyond me.
“Remember When,” Jackson’s most iconic love song, was officially certified 4x platinum, while his “Greatest Hits, Vol. II” album was certified a massive 7X platinum. To those who wonder if Greatest Hits albums featuring recycled songs do/did well, there’s your answer.
The 64 year old Country legend suffers from a degenerative nerve condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, but announced back in February that he still plans on releasing new music soon and I think I speak for a lot of folks when I say excited is an understatement.