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Trace Adkins Dreamin' Out Loud RIAA Platinum Album Award signed by Adkins

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RIAA Platinum album award for Trace Adkins Dreamin' Out Loud signed by Trace Adkins. The album, Adkins' debut, was released on July 1, 1996 and was certified Gold by the RIAA on March 12, 1997 for 500,000 copies sold which this award celebrates.

Singles from the album included "There's a Girl in Texas", "Every Light in the House", "(This Ain't) No Thinkin' Thing" and "I Left Something Turned On at Home", which rose to #20, #3, #1, and #2, respectively. The album itself went to #53 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and by later in 1997 was certified Platinum for one million sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.  

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA "R hologram" Platinum album award with album art and CD
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award from 1997
  • Signed note from Trace Adkins inside award
  • Presented to record executive
  • All original but has been rebacked
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Award measures approx. 23" x 23"
  • Great collectors item for any Trace Adkins fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation RIAA Platinum album award that would have been manufactured in 1997, making it approx. 24 years old. It is presented to Bill Kennedy who was VP of Sales of Capitol Records Nashville at the time. It also contains a note signed by Adkins thanking Kennedy for his help on his career, adding "I've really enjoyed the trips we've taken to peddle our wares!"

This award has all original internals and is in VG to Excellent condition. Award has been rebacked.

Interested in knowing more about RIAA awards and what makes them great to add to your collection? Read our article here.

Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com