Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore Earn Gold Albums

Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore and Blake Shelton have all reached gold status for their latest albums. The RIAA certifications signify shipments of 500,000 units. Hayes’ self-titled debut features the hits “Storm Warning” and “Wanted,” while Moore’s Outlaws Like Me offers the singles “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” “Bait a Hook” and “Til My Last Day.” Both albums were released in 2011. In addition, Shelton’s Cheers, It’s Christmas quickly went gold after being released on Oct. 2. The reigning CMA entertainer of the year, Shelton will star in an upcoming holiday special on NBC.