A FAMILY’S QUEST TO FIND THE RIGHT HOME FOR DAD’S 8,000 COUNTRY MUSIC RECORDS

Amanda Jackson is selling the collection it took her dad 6 decades to amass — but she won't break it up

The collection of approximately 8,000 records spans music from the '40s right up until the 2000s. (Submitted by Amanda Jackson)

Amanda Jackson’s dad might have gotten carried away.

What began as a Nova Scotia teenager’s modest library of 20 or so country music records grew over the next six decades to roughly 8,000.

The family of the late Murray Deal was left with one question: what to do with their dad’s impressive collection?

“It was his life. It was his passion,” Jackson told CBC’s Mainstreet. “What our goal is, is just to find somebody that maybe doesn’t have an equal passion for it like he did, but would certainly appreciate the collection and use it and listen to it.”

It wasn’t easy to decide to sell the eclectic collection, which contains music from as early as the ’40s right up to the 2000s, Jackson said, noting her dad’s favourite artist was Hank Williams. The collection also includes artists such as Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash.

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