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Now Hiring: Sales Associate

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Now Hiring: Sales Associate

Now Hiring! 

The Sales Associate at County Sales assists the Manager with executing all retail responsibilities including retail sales and customer service, phone and online sales, managing the online and in-store inventory and completing and mailing orders. Sales Associates will assist the Manager and Owner with projects designed to initiate new areas of business for County Sales.

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Staff Review of "Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings"

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Staff Review of "Bill Monroe & Doc Watson - Live Duet Recordings"
17 live duet performances by two giants of American roots music - need I say more? Well, I will, mainly because I have been so excited about this album since I came across it at County Sales a few years ago and my enthusiasm certainly hasn’t faded. Bill Monroe and Doc Watson are two of the greatest to ever pick and sing, and their influence in bluegrass and folk music circles is immeasurable. To hear them play and sing together in a duet setting is a rare treat!...

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Staff Review of "Bonnie Russell and the Russell Family - Mountain Dulcimer, Galax Style"

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Staff Review of "Bonnie Russell and the Russell Family - Mountain Dulcimer, Galax Style"

 

Every so often, a recording comes along that takes the listener completely by surprise, inspiring repeated listening and an eagerness to fully appreciate the character, nuance, and power contained within. Such was the case a few weeks ago when I dusted off an old vinyl LP I had recently acquired from our collection and first heard County Records' original recording of the Russell Family from Carroll County, Virginia...

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County Sales Radio Hour on Radio Bristol!

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County Sales Radio Hour on Radio Bristol!
The partnership of County Sales and Radio Bristol is a perfect match! County Sales has been delivering the best old time and bluegrass for well over 50 years and Radio Bristol is dedicated to showcasing the diversity of American roots music. Add Kinney Rorrer's extensive knowledge of the music and expect to enjoy some of the best radio programming around!

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50 Years of Virginia Music!

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50 Years of Virginia Music!

Greetings music lovers! Since 1973, County Sales has been proud to make its home in Floyd along the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our state’s iconic “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan turned 50 this year and we’ve decided to celebrate the occasion by curating a list of 50 of our favorite recordings by Virginia-based artists. Most of these recordings were made in the last half-century, but we have included a few honorary selections due to their lasting influence in the world of Old-Time, Bluegrass and Country music. We love Virginia and so do all of the musicians in this collection....

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