Big & Rich Strike Gold With First Album

Big & Rich’s debut album, Horse of a Different Color, has been certified gold by the RIAA for shipments of 500,000 copies. RIAA chairman and CEO Mitch Bainwol made the presentation earlier this week while Big Kenny and John Rich were in Washington, D.C., to perform on Capitol Hill at the request of the RIAA. … Other gold and platinum awards for the month of June were officially confirmed Friday (July 2) by the RIAA. Los Lonely Boys received gold certification for their self-titled debut album. As previously announced by their record labels, Gretchen Wilson’s debut Here for the Party received gold and platinum honors, Keith Urban’s Golden Road went double platinum, and Montgomery Gentry’s You Do Your Thing was certified gold.