RIAA Platinum Album Award for Dierks Bentley's self-titled debut album. It was released on Aug. 19, 2003 and by Mar. 15, 2005 was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
The album produced "What Was I Thinkin'", Bentley's first #1 single on Billboard Top Country Singles & Tracks chart. "My Last Name", and "How Am I Doin'" were also released as singles and charted. The album went to #4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #26 on the Top 200 Albums chart. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album*.
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- RIAA Platinum album award with album art
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 2005
- Presented to record industry executive
- Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 21.5" x 17.5"
- Great collectors item for any Dierks Bentley fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Platinum award was made in 2005 making it about 16 years old. The award is presented to Bill Kennedy who was then VP of Sales at Capitol Records Nashville.
This RIAA "serial number hologram" award is in Excellent condition complete with original backing paper and Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com