” The four “Highwaymen, Waylon, Willie, Johnny & Kris began the. And there couldn’t have been four better bad a—s’es to do so. Then there were Waylon & Jesse and Tompal and others that followed, but these 4 had bona fides that left little doubt they were each non-conformists, pot heads, drunks, womanizers, saved souls – some not…. But to be certain —- FREE SOULS. The Highwaymen were unique – all four came from obscurity to the top of the food chain and all four experienced success both in the country music industry with a taste of the good life in movies, TV and on the Billboard Hot 100 crossovers…. Even the Rock charts from time to time. They were only together for a bit, but Columbia thought so much about them, they printed a special background for the first time when they ordered this unique extra large GOLD record from my dad, who was the premier GOLD & PLATINUM awards maker for 50 years on Music Row. And only 250 went out to radio stations and music execs who helped it achieve the Gold certification. The majority of those probably found the trash can as so many thousands of awards did when radio stations changed formats or ownership (or simply décor). Gold & Platinum awards were a dime a dozen and few are still around from back in the day, but now they’re hard to find and the few that have held on to them probably aren’t in a hurry to part with them. RARE is the word. NEVER EVER AVAILABLE FOR SALE TO THE PUBLIC. My dad always made extras for “aftermarket” needs over and above the initial order from the record label companies. When he passed, I inherited the estate and 3 U-Hauls of memorabilia, including this item. See more of his work and items at. SEE LAST PHOTO IN LISTING. A FRAMED 8 X 10 PHOTO OF THE FOUR HIGHWAYMEN WILL BE SENT WITH EACH AWARD. THIS IS THE PHOTO OF THE ALBUM COVER ON. (IT APPEARS OUT OF FOCUS, BUT IS PRECISELY AS THE ALBUM COVER IS PRINTED). Note that some minor restoration work is needed on all awards from – in some cases – decades of storage in my father’s workshop. All awards sent out are restored to original condition and with a CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY with a photo of my father with one of country music’s superstars. This awards will feature pop with Kris Kristofferson. If you would like a personalized COA, please message me with a name EXACTLY as you would have it printed on the COA and it will accompany the award. The item “HIGHWAYMAN Gold Record Award (Columbia) Special RARE 17 X 21 withWillie, Waylon” is in sale since Wednesday, March 4, 2020. This item is in the category “Entertainment Memorabilia\Autographs-Original\Music\Country”. The seller is “davestraub47″ and is located in Woodstock, Georgia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Modified Item: No
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Industry: Music