Performing for a SOLD-OUT crowd at New York City’s Irving Plaza last week, Big Loud Records’ CHRIS LANE was surprised on stage by label President Clay Hunnicutt with news that his smash single “Take Back Home Girl” is officially certified PLATINUM by the RIAA for exceeding 1 million equivalent sales in the U.S. Marking his first-ever PLATINUM hit, Lane was presented a plaque to commemorate the milestone moment.
“I’m literally at a loss for words,” Lane said to the crowd before thanking those who supported the song. “It takes a whole team of everybody, and Country radio I love you guys. Thank you so much for believing in me. To the fans, thank you so much for this. I love you guys. This is special. I can’t wait to hang this up in my house.”
Praised as a “match made in musical heaven” (PEOPLE.com), “Take Back Home Girl” features GRAMMY-nominated artist TORI KELLY. Lane and Kelly have previously hit major national stages to perform the heartfelt collaboration, appearing on both NBC’s TODAY and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The track soared to the top tier of the Country radio airplay charts and racked up hundreds of millions of combined streams. Penned by Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller and David Garcia, “Take Back Home Girl” was the lead single from Lane’s sophomore album LAPS AROUND THE SUN – out now.