McGraw, Nelson Earn Country Metal

Tim McGraw’s Greatest Hits shipped 3 million copies -– triple platinum -– in 17 months according to the latest certification figures from the Recording Industry Association of America. April certifications also show Willie Nelson picking up multiple honors: Willie Nelson’s Greatest Hits (& Some That Will Be) (4Xplatinum); Stardust (5Xplatinum); and Half Nelson (platinum). Other platinum certifications: Lonestar, I’m Already There; Martina McBride, Greatest Hits; Diamond Rio, Greatest Hits; Rascal Flatts, Rascal Flatts. Gold certifications (500,000 shipped) include Brad Paisley, Part II, and Alison Krauss, Forget About It. 05/03/02