Label award recognizing 500,000 sales of Highwayman album by The Highwaymen, the supergroup composed of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristopherson, and Willie Nelson. This is a label award presented to a record industry executive in recognition of the record.
The album went to #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and also the single "Highwayman" went to #1 on the Country Singles chart (and won its' songwriter Jimmy Webb a Grammy Award in 1986). Beautiful design with gold LP, album art and a metal presentation plate.
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- Gold (500,000) label award with great design incorporating album art and a gold LP design (Note: Not an RIAA award)
- In Good to VG condition
- Presented to record distributor
- All original with manufacturer label
- Measures approx. 17" x 21"
- Great collectors item for any Highwaymen, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristopherson or Willie Nelson fan
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- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This is a label award manufactured sometime around 1985 is presented to Handleman, a record industry distributor. The award is approx. 35 years old and is in Good to VG condition considering its age. It is framed with a basic metal frame. It does have some very slight spots on the outermost edges of the matte.
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