Old Dominion strikes Gold
Thursday, December 8, 2016
– Old Dominion has struck gold.
"Meat and Candy" was certified GOLD by the RIAA, almost a year after the release of Meat and Candy (Nov. 6, 2015), the band said in a press release.
"When we made 'Meat and Candy,' we had no way of knowing if it would go over well or not. We just tried to make a record that would excite us and that we were proud of," said Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion. "Hearing that it is now certified Gold really shows us that it is resonating with people in much bigger ways than we could have ever expected. We are extremely proud and grateful."
The album features the two-week number one Platinum-certified "Break Up With Him," the Gold-certified hit "Snapback"and the current radio single "Song For Another Time" which currently sits at number two.
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