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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Ledbetter Heights RIAA Gold Album Award

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RIAA Gold Album Award for Kenny Wayne Shepherd album Ledbetter Heights. The album was released on Sept. 19, 1995 and certified Platinum by the RIAA on Sept. 30, 1996 for 500,000 copies sold.

    Shepherd's debut album was an immediate hit, with "Déjà Voodoo", "Aberdeen" and "Born with a Broken Heart" placing on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. It also spent 20 weeks atop Billboard's Blues chart. That year Guitar World also voted Shepherd the third best blues guitarist after only B.B. King and Eric Clapton. By 2004 the album has been certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million sold. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*. 

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    Item Highlights:

    • RIAA "R hologram" Gold album award with CD
    • In Average condition
    • First presentation award from 1996
    • Presented to label Chairman/CEO 
    • All original components unaltered with original back paper and manufacturer label 
    • Award measures approx. 21" x 17"
    • Great collector's item for Kenny Wayne Shepherd fan
    • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
    • International shipping available

    Detailed Item Description: This is a first presentation Gold RIAA award that would have been manufactured sometime around 1996 making it 25 years old. It is presented to Dave Mount, who served as Chairman/CEO of WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic) Records from 1993 to 2002.

    The award is in Average condition since the black covering has come off the frame exposing natural wood. It also has a few minor scratches on the plexiglass. See photos to assess condition. It does, however, have an original backing paper with manufacturer's sticker from Fitzgerald Hartley.

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    Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

    As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

    Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide. 

    *RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com