Chris Stapleton‘s “Tennessee Whiskey” was recently awarded Diamond Certification by the Recording Industry Association of America for surpassing 10 million units sold.
UMG Nashville’s President, Cindy Mabe, and Executive VP/A&R, Brian Wright, presented Stapleton with the prestigious Diamond plaque during Stapleton’s second of two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena last weekend.
The song, written by Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove, is just the fourth single in country history to have achieved the feat.
Stapleton actually covered the song, which was originally recorded by David Allen Coe in 1981 and then later by George Jones.
Stapleton’s version was certified six-times multi-platinum and by earlier this year was approaching two million U.S. digital sales.
Stapleton included the song on his debut album, Traveller, which came out in 2015.
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