Photo credit: Alison Narro
(Pictured: Cliff O’Sullivan, John Kunz, Terry Lickona, Sara Watkins, Chris Thile, Sean Watkins and Gary Paczosa)
(Austin, TX) — August 27, 2014 —On Saturday, Nickel Creek was presented with the band’s first platinum record for its Sugar Hill Records debut, Nickel Creek. Following their sound check at Austin City Limits Live At The Moody Theater, the trio was surprised with special plaques to commemorate the accomplishment.
On hand to present Nickel Creek with their platinum were Sugar Hill General Manager Cliff O’Sullivan and Sugar Hill Vice President of A&R Gary Paczosa (who also engineered Nickel Creek.) Members of Austin’s musical elite, Terry Lickona, producer of Austin City Limits, and John Kunz, owner of Waterloo Records, also joined in on the impromptu ceremony.
“We wanted to be able to share in this moment with Chris, Sean and Sara and where better than this beautiful theater!” Cliff O’Sullivan shares. “Selling a million albums is a tremendous achievement and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate it with Nickel Creek and applaud the enduring success of the album, which is a cornerstone of Sugar Hill’s musical legacy.”
Nickel Creek, the self-titled album from the acoustic trio, was Certified Platinum by the Recording Industry of America earlier this month, having officially hit one million units of the record sold.
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. This year’s tour wraps up in Aspen on Sunday August 31.
Sugar Hill Records is a Welk Music Group Company.