Rascal Flatts awarded 30 million RIAA plaque

Plaque spans multi-platinum, platinum and gold hits across their career

Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts was surprised by the RIAA Wednesday night (Apr 8th) with a plaque celebrating their 30 million RIAA Awards spanning multi-platinum, platinum and gold hits across their career. The milestone honor is a career achievement award celebrating total sold units of various singles and albums to date. The group received the plaques during a pre-ceremony for the sixth Annual GMA Honors and Hall of Fame Ceremony in Nashville. The evening also saw Rascal Flatts recognized for their significant contributions through their humanitarian efforts, particularly for their work to help Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Last month, the trio was surprised with a “Billionaire Plaque” at Pandora’s New York office. The milestone plaque marks the trio receiving over four billion streams on Pandora.

One band. Ten albums. Seventeen No. 1 hits. Over 27 million records. Time and success have only put Rascal Flatts closer to their core with expert musicianship, razor-sharp vocals and songs that have shaped lives, loves and the genre of country music itself. The trio’s new single “Back To Life” is currently ascending at country radio and follows back-to-back chart-topping singles “Yours If You Want It” as well as “I Like The Sound Of That” (Big Machine Records). Rascal Flatts recently dropped a four-song EP, Jukebox as a surprise for fans, featuring special spins on their most-loved songs.

The group has also earned over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts in any genre with over ten million tickets sold, the trio just announced their stacked headlining Summer Playlist Tour, kicking off at two thirds of the group’s home state of Ohio in Cincinnati on May 16th.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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