Country music had a huge May thanks to some really hot tunes.  According to, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recorded a record 153 digital singles earning certification in May 2013.

What does all this mean.  It means, country music is hot, people are digging the music  and country music artists are getting rich!  98.1 the Hawk is proud to be a part of the success.  Thanks to the HAWK fans in the Greater Binghamton area, country music is hotter than ever.

Congratulations to the following songwriters and artists for their RIAA Certifications:

Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum Digital awards
Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” (Multi-Platinum)
Hunter Hayes’s “Wanted” (Multi-Platinum)
Taylor Swift’s “Mean” (Multi-Platinum)
Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” (Multi-Platinum)
Kenny Chesney’s “The Boys of Fall” (Platinum)
Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On” (Platinum)
Gloriana’s “(Kissed You) Goodnight” (Platinum)
Little Big Town’s “Boondocks” (Platinum)
Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys and Angels” (Platinum)
Jake Owen’s “Alone With You” (Platinum)
Rascal Flatts’ “Easy” (Platinum)
Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” (Platinum)
Taylor Swift’s “Red” and “22″ (Platinum)
Josh Turner’s “Why Don’t We Just Dance” (Platinum)
Kenny Chesney’s “Pirate Flag” (Gold)
Brantley Gilbert’s “Kick It In The Sticks” (Gold)
Toby Keith’s “Beers Ago” (Gold)
Miranda Lambert’s “Famous In A Small Town” (Gold)
Tim McGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care” (Gold)
Justin Moore’s “Bait A Hook” and “Til My Last Day” (Gold)
Blake Shelton’s “Boys Round Here” (Gold)
Taylor Swift’s “Ronan” (Gold)

Luke Bryan’s Spring Break…Here To Party (Gold)