Less than eight weeks after debuting at No. one on Billboard’s Top 200 chart with over 280,000 copies, two-time ACM “Male Vocalist of the Year” Jason Aldean continues to conquer unchartered territory as OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT becomes the only country album released this year to be certified PLATINUM, for sales of over one million units, by the RIAA. Additionally, Aldean is one of only three artists in all genres to release an album and see it earn PLATINUM certification in 2014.
“We put so much time and passion into choosing the best songs for this album, and this brings a lot of hard work full circle for me,” said Aldean. “It’s like Christmas came early! I couldn’t do it without the best country music fans in the world, who never stop believing in what I do and always follow me, even if I may take a creative left turn every now and then.”
Each of Aldean’s previous five studio albums have been certified at least Platinum, tallying over 10 million career album sales. OLD BOOTS, NEW DIRT has already produced the multi-week No. one smash hit “Burnin’ It Down” as well as the current chart-climber “Just Gettin’ Started.” Aldean will perform the new track on the upcoming American Country Countdown Awards airing Dec. 14 on FOX where he is also nominated for four awards including “Artist of the Year.”