SAM HUNT SURPRISED WITH A DOUBLE PLATINUM PLAQUE FOR MONTEVALLO AT HIS CRS HOUSE PARTY AT THE RYMAN
Hunt Performs this Monday with Carrie Underwood at 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards; Plus Nominations for Best New Artist and Best Country Album
Photo ID (L-R): UMGN Sr. VP A&R Brian Wright, UMG’s Mike Harris, UMGN Chairman & CEO Mike Dungan, Sam Hunt, Homestead/Red Light Management’s Brad Belanger, UMGN President Cindy Mabe, UMGN VP A&R Stephanie Wright
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 11, 2016) – At Tuesday night’s late night CRS show at Ryman Auditorium, MCA Nashville’s Sam Hunt was presented with a plaque commemorating his RIAA Double Platinum album MONTEVALLO. The ACM and GRAMMY-nominated MONTEVALLO is the fastest country debut album to reach the impressive milestone since Taylor Swift’s 2006 debut. Tracks from Hunt’s album have sold more than 6 million individual downloads and accumulated nearly 600 million streams leading MONTEVALLO to the No. 1 most-streamed country album of 2015.
MONTEVALLO topped the Billboard Country Albums chart in its debut week and continues to be the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011. The album spent nine weeks as the No. 1 country album and remained Top 10 for 58 consecutive weeks. It has so far produced three consecutive No. 1 Platinum-selling singles with “Leave the Night On,” “House Party” and the double Platinum “Take Your Time,” plus the Platinum-selling “Break Up In A Small Town.” A fifth single, “Make You Miss Me,” is shipping to country radio later this month.
Hunt earned his first ever GRAMMY nominations with nods in the all-genre Best New Artist category and in Best Country Album for MONTEVALLO. He performs on the live broadcast with seven-time GRAMMY winner and fellow nominee Carrie Underwood. Tune in this Monday, Feb. 15 at 8/7 CT on CBS.
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