Qrates Powers First-Ever Vinyl Pressing for Kimmie Rhodes & Willie Nelson’s ‘Picture in a Frame’ Duet Album

Platform & Stream
Sep 10 · 3 min read

Country singer/songwriters Kimmie Rhodes and Willie Nelson are bringing their acclaimed album Picture in a Frame to vinyl for the first time ever, with a limited edition pressing powered by Qrates’ innovative platform.

Originally released on CD from Rhodes’ Sunbird Records in 2004, this quintessential duet album will be pressed on a stunning clear gold disc with aqua and wine splatters, with the front and back featuring updated artwork from the original packaging.

Picture in a Frame features nine tracks, including the crowd favorite “Love Me Like a Song,” the standout “Just One Love,” and a new bonus duet of “Love & Happiness,” a lullaby penned by Rhodes and Emmylou Harris, which was recorded at the original sessions in 2003 but was not included on the original CD.

This special vinyl of Picture in a Frame is available for pre-order now by visiting Qrates’ website through October 10. Priced at $30 U.S., this album is an instant limited-edition collectible — once this pressing is completed, there will be no additional copies created.

To order, visit www.qrates.com/projects/23599.

Kimmie Rhodes has been a fiercely independent creator throughout her three-decade-plus career. She has released 16 solo albums, written and produced three musical plays, published a novella/cookbook, and written many multi-platinum selling songs, recorded by such stellar artists as Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, and many more over the years.

“Kimmie and I were looking for a unique way to reintroduce her iconic duets with Willie Nelson to their fans. Ironically, the initial release of Picture in a Frame was first conceived as a way to experiment with digital distribution, and now almost 20 years on, the most cutting-edge thing to do was create the most physical of music products: a vinyl album,” said Robby Towns, Rhodes’ distributor and co-founder of creative services company GoodCopBadCop. “But if we were going to do it, it had to be a beautiful, high-quality record worthy of the songs. We felt that Qrates’ approach creates a very special experience for fans and collectors, while also making the process of creating the vinyl itself very straightforward and easy for us.”

“Kimmie Rhodes is a well-established independent artist, and we’re honored that she has entrusted Qrates to deliver this special, first-ever vinyl edition of her duets with Willie Nelson,” said Taishi Fukuyama, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Qrates. “Now, this album can be more fully appreciated not only for the music, but as a true work of visual art.”

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