In what became Megan Moroney’s first ever platinum single, is now also her first song to reach double platinum status by the RIAA.
Written by Moroney, along with Ben Williams, David Fanning and Paul Jenkins, Tennessee Orange was first released on September 2nd of last year, right before the Volunteers defeated Georgia Tech, 42-41 in overtime.
Tennessee Orange quickly blew up on Tik-Tok, and after much speculation, Megan did an interview with SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” where she confirmed that the Vols shirt she was wearing in her Instagram announcement post for the song was, in fact, Morgan Wallen’s shirt.
Fast forward a few months and Megan is now signed to Sony Music Nashville, made her Opry debut and her debut album, “Lucky,” dropped back in May of this year.
In case you weren’t aware, when an artist receives a platinum certification, it means the song or album has officially sold one million units.
A unit defines the consumption of music that equals the purchase of one album copy. With the rise of streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music over the last decade, you can no longer base certifications and other achievements solely based on physical copies so consumption includes streaming and song downloads in addition to traditional album sales.
Congrats to Megan for one helluva career-defining song. It’s safe to say she’s going to have a lot more RIAA certs in the near future.