McBride’s Timeless Certified Platinum

Martina McBride’s album of country classics has been certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of a million copies. Timeless was released on Oct. 18. The first single, a cover of Lynn Anderson’s “Rose Garden,” peaked at No. 18 on Billboard’s country airplay chart in November. McBride has steadily promoted the album with numerous television performances. She will launch her 2006 tour on Jan. 13 in State College, Pa., continuing through May.