Regardless of how well versed you are on modern country music, the chances are Chris Stapleton's ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ will have crept onto your playlist a time or two.
The soulful, slow-burning ballad has now been RIAA certified fourteen-times Platinum, in recognition of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ having moved the equivalent of fourteen million units.
This latest accolade makes ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ one of the most streamed country songs ever, and consolidates Chris Stapleton's David Allan Coe cover as an all-time great. Stapleton first released the track in 2015, as part of his celebrated Traveller album.
Its first Platinum certification came in May 2016, and ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ became a Diamond song roughly five years later, when it sold the equivalent of ten million units.
One of Chris Stapleton's most iconic performances of the track, which remains a keystone of his setlist, came during the 2015 CMA Awards, when he took the stage alongside Justin Timberlake for a powerful rendition of the immensely popular song.
At the moment, the Kentucky superstar is gearing up to embark on his 2023 All-American Roadshow tour, which kicked off in March, and will take Stapleton across Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona, Ohio, Wisconsin, Washington and more.
He'll be supported by the likes of Margo Price, Charley Crockett, Marcus King, The War and Treaty, Allen Stone, Marty Stuart and Nikki Lane.
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