Cowboy Christmas Wrapping Paper – Buy here.
As direct music sales dwindle musicians and labels have had to get creative about building new revenue streams. As necessity is the mother of invention they’ve stepped up with fun and striking designs gracing shirts, posters and collaborating with other small businesses to create unique treasures just ready-made for the twang lovers in your life.
Speaking of the latter, Bloodshot Record’s collaborated with fellow Chicagoan Dark Matter Coffee to create their 25th-anniversary collaborative blend. The bourbon-casked brew is from fair trade growers and, like the label itself, is a fine example of how great a small creator can be.
It’s safe to say that there would be no Austin City Limits® were it not for Willie Nelson. He started it all in 1974, performing on the original pilot episode, and has been a large part of ACL history ever since. He’s appeared on more programs than any single artist, but this particular show (recorded on September 6, 1990) captures him and the family band at their best. It’s all here, all the Willie classics, his signature songs, and fan favorites. His trusty guitar, “Trigger,” and that voice, that unique phrasing, that makes Willie Nelson one of the world’s most original talents.
A Newbury Comics exclusive gold color vinyl pressing.
I seems that you can pretty much find any of your favorite comic book characters cast in one of those giant-headed Funko Pop! dolls. Well, now you can add a county music legend to that list. The Johnny Cash version appears to be garbed in his Folsom Prison duds (black, natch) and is a steal at under 10 bucks!
Need to give your Jason Aldean-loving nephew a crash-course in country music history? You can’t go wrong with the new Ken Burns eight-part, 16-hour documentary.