One of Chris Stapleton’s greatest hits, the one that truly put him on the mainstream country music map was “Tennessee Whiskey,” off of his 2015 Traveller album.
Although originally recorded by David Allan Coe, and covered by George Jones, Stapleton reinvented the classic country song, turning it into a bluesy honky-tonk jam, showcasing his incredible vocals.
Needless to say, the song saw near immediate success, peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs, and it has pretty much been the biggest song in country music since the day it was dropped.
And now, he’s continuing to reap the benefits of his version “Tennessee Whiskey,” as the song has officially reached certified RIAA Diamond, surpassing 10 million units sold.
I just hope the man has some space in his house for another plaque, because the dude has been wracking them up in his extensive career in the music industry.