Floyd’s Music Store Closes After 50 Years of Operation

The world’s premier source for Bluegrass, Old-Time, and traditional American music, County Sales music store, is set to close its doors on April 30. Founder David Freeman’s death in December led to the decision to shut down the store. Customers can take advantage of a 30% discount on all merchandise until then as the store prepares for its final day of business.

County Sales was founded as an offshoot of Freeman’s County Records music label in 1969. The business moved to Floyd in 1973 after Freeman fell in love with the mountains. Situated on Locust Street across from another local favorite, the Floyd Country Store, County Sales has been a staple in the community for over 50 years. Despite its rich history and loyal customer base, the store’s closure was decided by the board of directors of the Handmade Music School, who acquired the business from Freeman.

For those who have been patrons of County Sales over the years, this news marks the end of an era. However, the legacy of the store and its founder will live on through the music and memories shared by all who have experienced the magic of traditional American music. If you have any inquiries regarding the store’s closure or would like to learn more about its history, you can contact Jeff Sturgeon at (540) 981-3251 or email him at jeff.sturgeon@roanoke.com. Stay informed about the latest local business news by signing up for our weekly newsletter.

By Riley Johnson

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