Country Music Black Friday / Holiday Buying Field Guide

If a song can change a life and music can change the world, I can’t think of a better gift to give your friends and family for Christmas than music. So Saving Country Music has been feverishly working our little fingers off frantically compiling all the great Black Friday / Cyber Saturday / Holiday Season deals on music and merch right here in one place, including some amazing exclusive issues from Record Store Day, and some ridiculous MP3 deals from Amazon.

As always, buying local and buying from the artist or directly from the label is best. But if not possible or if just too much of a pain, we ask you please use the Amazon portal located to the right to start all of your holiday shopping. It costs you nothing more, and a few bones are thrown back to Saving Country Music to help with expenses. And this goes for anything, not just music.

Buy Local / Independent Deals

Bloodshot Records is having their annual holiday sale with hundreds of CD’s on sale, dozens priced at $5, 20+ vinyl selections discounted, package deals, and free shipping on orders over $50.

Check Out Bloodshot Records’ Holiday Sale

Sugar Hill Records is having a sale from Thursday night till Friday at midnight. The home of Marty Stuart, Don Williams, Wanda Jackson and many more has every CD at $7.99, plus package deals, and deals on vinyl.

Check Out Sugar Hill’s Black Friday Sale

Muddy Roots has a super cool belt buckle flask they just released for only $10.00. They also just added Wanda Jackson T-shirts and hoodies with Wanda’s bass drum logo. Muddy Roots is also a great portal for gifts from Hillgrass Bluebilly, and artists like BR549 and Possessed by Paul James.

Check Out Muddy Roots’ Online Store

Hillgrass Bluebilly has a full selection of locally-grown music and merch, including a brand new album Mighty Lonesome Man from Texas music legend James Hand. — See Hillgrass Bluebilly Online Store

Rachel Brooke has also timed it right to where her new album, the festive A Killer’s Dream comes out right in time to make a excellent Christmas gift to yourself or others. — Pre-order A Killer’s Dream

Rusty Knuckles has some great music and merch from Hellbound Glory, Billy Don Burns, and Carolina Still to name a few. —See Rusty Knuckles’ Online Store

Amazon Black Friday Deals

Amazon has a stupid amount of albums discounted for Black Friday and beyond. The following ones come Saving Country Music recommended.

(see entire Amazon list)

The Avett Brothers – The Carpenter – $3.99

The Lumineers– by The Lumineers – $4.99

Jamey Johnson – Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran – $3.99

Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson – Wreck and Ruin – $4.99

Trampled by Turtles – Stars & Satellites – $4.99

Miranda Lambert – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – $4.99

JD McPherson – Signs & Signifiers – $3.99

Dropkick Murphy’s – Going Out In Style – $4.99

Wanda Jackson – Unfinished Business – $5.00

Nickelback – The Long Road (Ha! Just seeing if you’re paying attention!)

KIN: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell – $4.99

Don Williams – And So It Goes – $4.99

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Wasted  – $3.99

Lee Bains III – There’s A Bomb in Gilead – $5.99


 

Black Friday Record Store Day Releases

Record Store Day got smart this year and is offering a slew of special releases for Black Friday. Sorry, you can’t get these puppies online, the point is to entice you to go to your local record store and pick it up. There’s some really sweet previously-unreleased country stuff so peruse the list and get to picking! (Participating Record Store Locator)

See Entire List Of Black Friday Record Store Day Releases

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Merle Haggard

Capitol Rarities

DETAILS
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Omnivore
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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All six tracks are unissued in their time, and this is the vinyl debut for all of them.

TRACK LISTING: I Threw Away The Rose (Nashville Version)”,”I’m A Lonesome Fugitive”, “Loneliness Is Eating Me Alive”,”Someone Told My Story”, “I Threw Away The Rose (Early Hollywood Version)”, “Hang Up My Gloves”


Wanda Jackson

Capitol Rarities

DETAILS
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Omnivore
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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All six tracks are unissued in their time, and this is the vinyl debut for all of them.

TRACK LISTING: “Step By Step”, “In The Middle of a Heartache”, “The Wrong Kind of Girl”, “I Cried Again”, “I Lose My Mind”, “To Tell You The Truth”


George Jones

United Artists Rarities

DETAILS
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Omnivore
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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All six tracks are unissued in their time, and this is the vinyl debut for all of them.
TRACK LISTING: “Let’s Go Home”, “I Saw Me”, “Will There Ever Be Another”, “Is This How A Broken Heart Dies”, “Wouldn’t It Be Something”, “Alabama”


Buck Owens

Buck Sings Eagles

DETAILS
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Omnivore
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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An incredible treasure trove of previously unissued Buck Owens recordings.

Four covers of songs by the Eagles, recorded in the ’70s.


Lucinda Williams / Michael Chapman

That Time of Night

DETAILS
Format: 10″ Vinyl
Label: Tompkins Square
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
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Lucinda Williams covers Michael Chapman’s “That Time of Night,” taken from Tompkins Square’s recent tribute album ‘Oh Michael, Look What You’ve Done : Friends Play Michael Chapman.”

Chapman on the other side with his own version of the tune.


Johnny Cash

Fabulous Johnny Cash

DETAILS
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: Legacy
Release type: ‘RSD First’ Release
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Numbered – 180 gram vinyl in MONO

Reproduction of original LP.


Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale

Buddy and Jim

DETAILS
Format: 12″ Vinyl
Label: New West Records
Release type: ‘RSD First’ Release
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LP Version

Full album 2 weeks early