Rising singer-songwriter Corey Kent achieved RIAA Gold certification for his chart climbing hit “Something’s Gonna Kill Me.” The Sony Music Nashville team surprised Kent with his latest plaque at their office ahead of the 2024 Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in Nashville.

Last week, Kent attended his first No. 1 party for his Platinum-certified song, “Wild As Her,” written by Kelly Archer, Brett Tyler, and Morgan Wallen. While beaming with excitement and pride for the song’s success, the Oklahoma native/Texas troubadour made sure to highlight the songwriters’ contributions to the track over his own: “At the end of the day, as honored as I am to be standing up here, this in my mind is a songwriters’ award. So please, one more time, make some noise for the people that wrote this song.”

Continuing to enter the year with quite the momentum, Kent finished a tour stint in the UK supporting Ashley McBryde and is currently joining Parker McCollum on the “Burn It Down” tour. Amid his busy schedule, Kent is continuing to make a name for himself and will be performing at the 2024 New Faces of Country Music Show at CRS on March 1st for his success at country radio over the past year. Fan favorite “This Heart,” Kent’s current single which released last month, is impacting radio this week.

About Corey Kent:

With over 625 million on-demand career streams, Kent was named as a CMT Listen Up Artist for 2023, a Pandora Artist to Watch The Opry Next Stage Class of 2023, Sirius XM Class of 2022 and was nominated for an AIMP Nashville Country Awards for AIMP Rising Artist-Writer of the Year.

Kent released his major label debut album, BLACKTOP in June 2023. The project features Kent’s #1 certified platinum single “Wild As Her,” which has amassed nearly 450 million on-demand streams and helped garner a nomination for Breakthrough Male Video of the Year at the 2023 CMT Awards as well as a People’s Country Choice Award nomination for New Artist of 2023. The follow up single, “Something’s Gonna Kill Me” is continuing to climb the radio charts and has surpassed over 100 million on-demand streams.

2023 was an eventful year for Kent—the adventure-seeking road veteran joined Parker McCollum on tour, played multiple festivals and recently wrapped being on the road for Jason Aldean’s 42-city “Highway Desperado” tour playing in front of 15,000+ people each night. To close out the year, he headlined a slew of shows of his own.

Corey Kent finds himself musically at the intersection of rock infused country, heartland values, and red dirt grit. Still in his 20’s, he built the foundation of a fan base, has been developing his show for 15 years, and is now positioned as one of country music’s next breakout artists nationwide. Drawing inspiration from The Eagles, Keith Richards, Turnpike Troubadours and more, Kent strives to build an undeniable stage presence and his bandana-wearing Rock ‘N’ Roll spirit comes to life on the stage.