What Former Fort Morgan High School Student Received the First Gold Record? [VIDEO]
One of the biggest feats a recording artists can achieve is having their record certified 'gold'. Reaching that milestone means that your record sold at least 500,000 copies. There has been an endless amount of these through the history of music but only one can be the very first ever and that one just happens to have ties to our wonderful state.
It was around 1918 in Fort Morgan, Colorado that Glenn Miller and his family moved here and he began going to high school there. Little did folks know that Glenn and his orchestra would end up being the first artist in history to receive a gold record for his hit "Chattanooga Choo Choo". Take that recording world. Colorado had a hand in the very first one ever. Just another reason to be Colorado Proud. Here is the record setting song.