Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Randy's Record Shop

Marker ID: THC 3B 48
Location: Corner of N. Water Ave. and Franklin St., Gallatin, TN
County: Sumner
Coordinates: N 36° 23.359    W 086° 26.799
  36.38931666    -86.44665
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMD83W


Randy’s Record Shop (1946-1991) was the world’s largest mail-order record company. Founder Randy Wood began advertising his mail-order business in the late 40s on clear channel WLAC in Nashville, a broadcast that could be heard throughout most of the United States. The careers of many Rhythm & Blues artists were launched on this radio program. In 1950, Wood created the Dot Record label, recording such artists as Johnny Maddox, Gale Storm and Pat Boone.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.