Several country stars have recently been honored with gold and platinum album plaques for achieving top-notch record sales. The list includes Sammy Kershaw, who picked up his third platinum album; Mark Wills, who scored his first platinum honor, The Kinleys; who earned their first gold album; and Martina McBride, who was honored with her first double-platinum award. A gold album reflects 500,000-plus unit sales and platinum status represents sales over one million.