Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” Becomes Country’s Second RIAA-Certified Platinum Mastertone!

Sony BMG Nashville Claims First Two Country Ringtones to Sell 1,000,000 Plus

June 18, 2007

Nashville, TN – Two-time GRAMMY winner and reigning CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood continues to hit new milestones as her five-week #1 smash, “Before He Cheats,” becomes only the second country song in history to earn RIAA Platinum Mastertone status, recognizing one million purchased ringtones.

Sony BMG Nashville has now garnered the first two Platinum country Mastertones, with “Before He Cheats” following closely on the heels of the March certification of Waylon Jennings’ 1980 RCA #1 single, “Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys).”

Already certified as an RIAA Platinum Digital Single (recognizing one million purchased downloads), “Before He Cheats” also recently became the best-selling digital country song in chart history.

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