About County Sales
Since 1965 County Sales has been connecting people around the globe with new and rare recordings of American traditional music. For enthusiasts, collectors and musicians alike, County Sales has been the destination to come and browse through tens of thousands of titles spanning major labels to self-released projects. County Sales has an ever changing inventory for every musical palette.
With a legacy spanning over five decades, County Sales is now a non-profit focusing on preserving, reissuing, and reconnecting people to traditional music. Your purchases and contributions help ensure that County Sales will be sharing and supplying great bluegrass, old-time, early country, blues music for generations to come. Located across from the legendary Floyd Country Store, County Sales carries on the tradition of being the hub for connecting people to mainstream and hard to find traditional music.
Throwback: The History of County Sales
Founded by music preservationist Dave Freeman as a retail component to his fledgling label County Records, County Sales soon became the key outlet for people to purchase reissued recordings of early country music 78 RPM records from the 1920s and 1930s as well as newly recorded projects of bluegrass and old-time musicians.
In 1973 Freeman moved his family and his County Records label from New York to Floyd, Virginia, a picturesque town nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Floyd is steeped in Appalachian music history and is situated in close proximity to the thriving music traditions of North Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia. While in Floyd, County Sales found a brick and mortar home where folks from near and far would come to open their ears to new and old sounds.
With the prospect of the business closing imminent, owner of the Floyd Country Store, Dylan Locke, purchased the business from the Freeman family and ensured County Sales’ legacy marches on. Now a 501c3 non-profit organization located in an easily accessible location just beyond Floyd’s one stop light, County Sales provides a welcoming atmosphere for enjoying music in person and on recordings. County Sales has been the destination for browsing thousands of great traditional music titles for multiple generations and plans to continue being just that for decades to come.