Top 15 Best-Selling Country Albums of All Time, According to the RIAA
Nash Country Daily
By Jim Casey
March 14, 2018
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is celebrating its 60th anniversary of honoring music’s best through its Gold and Platinum Awards Program.
The RIAA trademarked the Gold record (500,000 units) and formalized the industry practice of presenting awards to artists for music sales achievements, including the Platinum Award (1 million), Multi-Platinum Award (2 million+) and the Diamond Award (10 million+).
The RIAA’s anniversary celebration includes a new website that features artists sharing their RIAA Award memories, including Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Lee Brice, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and more.
In honor of the Recording Industry Association of America’s 60th anniversary, here’s a look at the RIAA’s Top 15 Best-Selling Country Albums, which all earned Diamond status for sales of 10 million units or more.