George Jones’ 16 Biggest Hits Goes Platinum

George Jones’ 1998 collection 16 Biggest Hits has been certified platinum by the RIAA signifying 1 million units sold. The certification comes 11 years after it reached gold status, for 500,000 units sold. As previously reported, some of Jones’ gospel recordings with producer Billy Sherrill will be issued as a new compilation, Amazing Grace, on Sept. 10 by Bandit Records. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Jones died April 26.