Unique and historic, this is a RCA label award celebrating Waylon Jennings and wife Jessi Colter's 1981 duet album Leather and Lace. Released in February 1981, the duo's set included a medley entitled "The Wild Side of Life"/"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" which reached #10 on the Billboard Country chart. The album reached #11 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and #43 on the Top 200 Albums charts. The album was also certified Gold for 500,000 in sales on Sept. 15, 1981 by the RIAA. (Note: This is not a RIAA award). It is presented to record executive Bill Kennedy, who later became VP of Sales at Capitol Records Nashville.
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- RCA Records award for Waylon and Jessi 1981 album Leather and Lace
- Components mounted on solid wood plaque
- Made in 1981
- Presented to record executive
- In Very Good condition with a few scratches and mars on wood plaque and disc
- Engraved metal plate with RCA logo
- Award measures approx. 15" x 20"
- Great historic collectors item for any fan of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter
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