Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Fishin in The Dark

by | 4 May, 2011

NGDB Celebrates Gold Certification for Fishin’ in The Dark.

With Over 500,000 Downloads, The Single Becomes the Band’s First Gold Digital Sales Certification two decades after its release.

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s No. 1 hit single Fishin’ in the Dark is still setting records.  The classic song has been certified Gold by the RIAA for digital sales of over 500,000 copies.

Fishin’ in the Dark was a monster hit for NGDB dominating the No. 1 spot on the country charts in both the US and Canada in 1987.  It was first released digitally in 2009. It now seems to have a life of its own and has become a signature song for the band over the years.

We love that this song has become a summer anthem and continues to appeal to new audiences year after year – Jeff Hanna.

Often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, NGDB continues to add to their already legendary status.  With multi-platinum and gold records, a string of top ten hits, multiple Grammy, CMA, ACM and IBMA Awards and nominations, and now a Gold Digital Certification, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.

The band shows no sign of slowing down with an extensive North American Tour currently unerway.  The band is celebrating another milestone this year, over four decades of touring and making music.

NGDB is currently on the road in support of their most recent release, the critically acclaimed album Speed of Life (2009, Sugar Hill Records).