Nickel Creek, the self-titled album from the acoustic trio has been Certified Platinum by the Recording Industry of America having officially hit one million units of the record sold.
Nickel Creek, comprised of Chris Thile, Sean Watkins and Sara Watkins, has been cited as one of the “Five Music Innovators of the Millennium” by TIME Magazine. Hailed by critics, their first release through Sugar Hill Records in 2000, Nickel Creek earned the trio their first Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album and Best Country Instrumental for the song “Ode to a Butterfly,” as well as CMA Awards nominations for Best Vocal Group and the Horizon Award.
Nickel Creek was produced by Alison Krauss and engineered by Gary Paczosa, now Sugar Hill Records’ Vice President of A&R.
“We at Sugar Hill are thrilled with this achievement,” Paczosa explains. “From the first live performance I saw, I knew Nickel Creek was something very special and I am so proud of the band. The dynamic material Chris, Sara and Sean have put out continues to elevate and evolve acoustic music as a whole.”
Sugar Hill GM Cliff O’Sullivan adds, “Although Chris, Sara and Sean have spent that past several years in different creative directions, it is exciting to see them perform again this year. The body of work that they created in their years with Sugar Hill continues to be a major part of the catalog and history of the label.”
The trio reached another milestone this year as they celebrate twenty-five years of making music together. Currently on tour in support of their latest album, A Dotted Line, released through Nonesuch Records, the band continues to electrify audiences with their live performances.
Sugar Hill Records is a Welk Music Group Company.