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Floyd County record store home to world’s largest collection of bluegrass, old time recordings

We'll show you why Floyd County is known for its Appalachian music.
We'll show you why Floyd County is known for its Appalachian music.

FLOYD COUNTY, Va. – Did you know that a local record store is home to the world’s largest selection of bluegrass and old-time recordings?

The County Sales record store holds the coveted title, and the shop has thousands of CDs and records to choose from — you can even find a selection of local artists.

The business is run by musicians who are happy to offer guidance.

“You know they can come in and say, ‘I want something with a banjo in it,’ so we’ll often point them to the local music because there is so much great music in southwest Virginia,” said Ashlee Watkins, a sales associate at the County Sales record store.

It’s also been in the community for over 50 years and counting.


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