Nickel Creek Performance Generates Sales

After their appearance on the CMA awards show (Nov. 7), Nickel Creek’s sales increased 98 percent over the previous week, according to a release from their record company, Sugar Hill. The acoustic trio — Chris Thile and siblings Sean and Sara Watkins — performed a medley of songs from their debut album. The group begins touring Nov. 30 in Houston with Vince Gill and Amy Grant as part of “Target Presents: A Christmas to Remember.” A new album, again produced by Alison Krauss, is due in the spring. Nickel Creek’s new video, “The Lighthouse’s Tale,” debuted Nov. 5 on CMT. 11/14/01