Country artists dominate the March certifications by the RIAA, with Alan Jackson's "Greatest Hits, Vol. II" (Arista Nashville) and Martina McBride's "Greatest Hits" (RCA Nashville) each receiving trip

Country artists dominate the March certifications by the RIAA, with Alan Jackson's "Greatest Hits, Vol. II" (Arista Nashville) and Martina McBride's "Greatest Hits" (RCA Nashville) each receiving triple-platinum awards for 3 million units shipped in the United States.

Other country artists honored by the RIAA in March include Lyric Street act Rascal Flatts, whose sophomore album "Melt" and music-video collection "Live" were each certified double-platinum. Aso receiving double-platinum honors were Kenny Chesney's "When the Sun Goes Down" (BNA) and Nickelback's "The Long Road" (Roadrunner).

Albums that hit the 1 million mark in March include Montgomery Gentry's "My Town" (Sony Nashville), Black Eyed Peas' "Elephunk" (Interscope/Geffen/A&M), Incubus' "A Crow Left of the Murder" (Epic), Train's "My Private Nation" (Columbia) and the compilations "WOW Gospel 2003" (Verity) and "WOW Hits 2004" (Columbia).

A handful of new artists received their first RIAA certifications in March. Earning gold honors for shipments of 500,000 were Eamon's full-length Jive debut, "I Don't Want You Back," the self-titled Jive debut by Three Days Grace, and the S-Curve bow by Joss Stone, "The Soul Sessions."