Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days of the year, but it also marks an especially important event for music fans.

Twice a year, vinyl lovers swarm local record stores to snag rare and exclusive releases from their favorite artists. Record Store Day and Record Store Day Black Friday give listeners the opportunity to buy special editions and expand their collections while bonding with their fellow music lovers.

With the worst of the coronavirus pandemic hopefully behind us, the 2022 Record Store Day Black Friday will marks a return to the vinyl bins for many music fans. With that in mind, The Boot team picked out our top picks from country and Americana artists featured on Record Store Black Friday, which is set this year for Nov. 26, 2021. You can see the full list of releases here, but keep reading to see our five must-haves from this year's crop of vinyl exclusives.

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