Bryan gets the Gold
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
– Luke Bryan's current single, I Don't Want This Night To End,
was certified Gold by the RIAA for more than 500,000 downloads.
The single has sold more than 128,000 downloads in the past week and was Bryan's highest digital track sales week of his career. It follows his Platinum hit, Country Girl (Shake It For Me), both from his current disc "tailgates & tanlines."
In 2011, Bryan was one of three artists (along with Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift) to have multiple singles sell more than 100,000 tracks within a week's time - Country Girl (Shake It For Me) and I Don't Want This Night To End. His song Do I from his sophomore album, "Doin' My Thing," was also just certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Bryan is currently gearing up to hit the road with Jason Aldean on the 2012 leg of his My Kinda Party Tour, which kicks of Jan. 20 in Greenville, S.C.
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