Miranda Lambert’s ‘Four the Record’ Goes Gold
Within the first week of a new year, Miranda Lambert can cross a pretty hefty goal off her resolutions list. Her most recent release, 'Four the Record,' was just certified gold, indicating more than 500,000 sales. The record, which dropped on Nov. 1, 2011, hit the gold mark faster than any of her other three releases -- all of which have been certified platinum.
Even before it had the RIAA gold title to clinch its success, 'Four the Record' was critically acclaimed and quickly welcomed by country fans. Taste of Country, as well as several publications like Rolling Stone, USA Today and People included it on their Album of the Year lists.
As is generally the case with Lambert and country star husband Blake Shelton, when one of them has something to celebrate, the other isn't far behind. Shelton can relish in this achievement along with his wife, as he co-wrote 'Over You,' which is Lambert's most recent single. The song came from a vulnerable place for Shelton, as it's about the experience of losing his brother to a car accident when Shelton was still a teenager.
With three platinum records and one gold record to her ever-popular name, Lambert is setting out on her On Fire Tour on Jan. 12 in Rockford, Ill. She'll be joined by talented country gents Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young for the 30-city, coast-to-coast tour.