Several country stars earned some new sales certifications just in time for this Christmas. The Recording Industry Association of America has awarded gold album awards to both Lady Antebellum' s Golden and Tim McGraw 's Two Lanes of Freedom. The certification marks Lady A's fifth gold album and Tim McGraw's 14th. In addition, Jake Owen earns his first gold album with his 2011 release, Barefoot Blue Jean Night .
First-time platinum single certifications go to Thomas Rhett for "It Goes Like This" and Tyler Farr 's "Redneck Crazy." Zac Brown Band also goes platinum with the hits "Knee Deep" and "Colder Weather." Cassadee Pope earns her first gold single as well, for "Wasting All These Tears."
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