Smith earns Digital gold
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
– Canaan Smith went Digital Gold for his hit single "Love You Like That," the RIAA announced today.
A Thousand Horses earned Digital Gold status for its single "Smoke." Jason Aldean's "Just Getting' Started," Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do," Billy Currington's "We Are Tonight," Eli Young Band's "Dust," Florida Georgia Line's "Sippin' On Fire," Miranda Lambert Lambert's "Little Red Wagon," Reba McEntire's "Turn on the Radio" and Blake Shelton's "Sangria" shared in that status.
Florida Georgia Line was certified as having a Multi-Platinum digital single "Round Here," which was first released Dec. 4, 2012. Shelton earned the same status for "God Gave Me You" and "Honey Bee," both released in 2011.
Aldean earned a Digital Platinum Single for "When She Says Baby," a 2012 single.
Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" earned similar honors as did Shelton for "Over," "Drink On It" and "Austin."
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Virginia-native, Belmont educated, Canaan Smith was deemed as "One to Watch in 2012" after his debut single "We Got Us" charted that year. Still, it was nearly three years before his next single "Love You Like That" dropped this past summer. With more than 200,000 downloads, it went number 1 on Sirius XM, but fans have been forced to wait until now for an EP release.
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