Record Label Gold LP award for the Hank Williams Jr. album Montana Cafe. Released on June 23, 1986, it included singles "Country State of Mind", "Mind Your Own Business", and "When Something Is Good (Why Does It Change)".
It went to #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA in December of '86. This is not an RIAA award, rather it was presented to a concert promoter by Williams' record label and/or management.
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- Record label/management gold LP sales award (Note: Not an RIAA award)
- In Good to VG condition
- Award made in 1986-87
- Presented to concert promoter Philip Lashinsky
- Appears to be all original
- Award measures 17.5" x 21.5"
- Great collectors item for any Hank Williams Jr. fan
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Detailed Item Description: This is a label/management gold sales award (not an RIAA award) for Hank Williams Jr.'s Montana Cafe album. It was presented to concert promoter Phil Lashinsky.
It was produced around 1986-87 making this award approx. 32-33 years old. The award appears to be all original. The frame has some minor mars and scratches and there is some dust inside the frame but otherwise appears in Good to VG condition.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com