Little Big Town’s ‘Girl Crush’ Goes Double Platinum
Never underestimate the power of a girl crush. Little Big Town's hit single been certified double platinum, signifying sales of 2 million copies, by the RIAA.
Before taking the stage to perform at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md., on April 8, the country quartet received a visit from a representative of the Recording Industry Association of America, who stopped by to share the good news and present Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook and Phillip Sweet with a plaque commemorating the milestone.
In addition to its double-platinum certification, "Girl Crush" -- written by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose -- won two 2015 CMA Awards (Song of the Year as well as Single of the Year) and earned a Song of the Year nomination and Best Country Song win at the 2016 Grammy Awards; the song also broke a long-standing chart record. All of the honors are especially meaningful considering that some radio stations allegedly pulled "Girl Crush" from their playlists after listeners complained about its perceived message — backlash that only made LBT stronger.
“I don’t know that we ever got angry,” Westbrook recalls. “In the beginning stages of that, when all of that was happening, there was a little bit of frustration and kind of going, ‘Really? Are we really talking about that? Is that what this is all going to be about?'”
"Girl Crush" is available on iTunes.
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