NASHVILLE, TN – Dec 4, 2009 – Only eight months after its release, Jason Aldean’s third studio album WIDE OPEN has been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA for sales of one million copies. Aldean is the only solo country artist in 2009 to release an album and earn PLATINUM status in the same calendar year.
“Getting my first platinum album back in 2006 was one of the proudest moments in my career so far,” said Aldean. “Put this one at the top of that list too. 2009 was a really special year for me, and I have so much to be thankful for going into the holidays!”
WIDE OPEN hit big out of the gate dominating the No. one spot on the country charts for a total of six weeks in 2009 with “She’s Country” and “Big Green Tractor,” Aldean received his career first American Music Award nomination and recorded his first live DVD WIDE OPEN LIVE & MORE, which has also been certified GOLD. He shows no signs of slowing down as his new single “The Truth” pushes its way toward the Top 10 at the same dizzying pace. For a full list of appearances and tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.
Mary Hilliard Harrington