Top row (L to R): Lou Ramirez, Justin Luffman, Chris Stacey, Kelli Cashiola, Shane Tarleton, Scott Hendricks, Tyler Wall, Tree Paine, Cris Lacy Bottom row (L to R): Kristen Williams, John Esposito, Blake Shelton, Peter Strickland, April Johnson

Three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist and ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee, Blake Shelton earned PLATINUM certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for “God Gave Me You”. In addition, Blake’s Loaded: The Best of Blake Shelton and Red River Blue albums have simultaneously earned GOLD certification by the RIAA. Red River Blue introduced hit singles, “Honey Bee”, certified PLATINUM last year, and “God Gave Me You,” and is also a GRAMMY® nominee for “Best Country Album”.

John Esposito, President and CEO of Warner Music Nashville and Staff surprised Blake at his sold-out show in Duluth, GA this past Friday, January 27 with three plaques to commemorate the most successful year of Blake’s career. Blake recently kicked off his sold-out headlining arena tour, “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012” January 12 in Toledo, Ohio with Justin Moore and Dia Frampton.

For more information on Blake Shelton and “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012” tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com.