George Strait’s Troubadour Certified Platinum

George Strait’s latest album, Troubadour, has been certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of 1 million copies. Strait now has 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums resulting in the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and third in all genres, behind the Beatles and Elvis Presley. Troubadour and two of his greatest hits compilations had more than a 300 percent increase in sales following the recent airing of the CBS special, George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert. This weekend, Strait will headline the inaugural event at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium. Saturday’s (June 6) show will also feature Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough.