“It’s always been my goal to make records that are a complete body of work and not just random songs strung together—personally, I still love to put on a record and let it play top to bottom,” Eric said. “It is a dream come true that Carolina is now a gold record, and it is proof there are still people out there who think about music the same way I do. I owe this to every fan that told someone about this record, and to them I say ‘thank you!’”
The gold announcement comes just before the release of Eric’s third studio album, Chief, due in stores July 26. “Homeboy” is the first single from the upcoming album and is Eric’s fastest-rising single to date. You can catch Eric on tour with Jason Aldean and Toby Keith this summer and fall.