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Patsy Cline Joins RIAA Diamond Club
With her Greatest Hits album just certified for shipments 10 million copies, the late Patsy Cline has been added to a short list of artists earning an RIAA Diamond Award. Others previously surpassing the 10-million level include Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, the Dixie Chicks, the Eagles and Kid Rock. Cline died in a plane crash in 1963 at age 30. Her Greatest Hits compilation was released in 1973. ... Other gold and platinum certifications officially announced Tuesday (Oct. 11) include triple-platinum status for Keith Urban's Golden Road for shipments of 3 million and a platinum award for Gary Allan's Alright Guy for shipments of 1 million. Gold awards for shipments of 500,000 copies each went to Dierks Bentley's Modern Day Drifter, Jo Dee Messina's Delicious Surprise and LeAnn Rimes' This Woman.
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