When it comes to band merch, it seems like the standard is to have an abundance of t-shirts, caps, koozies, stickers, show posters, and yes, more t-shirts. Even wrapped and signed guitars seem like the norm. Beer mugs, shot glasses and coolers have grown ever more popular in the recent decade as well.
While a t-shirt often does the trick, sometimes fandom can’t just be properly expressed by just listening to a band’s record. Sometimes, you just have to find merch that speaks volumes about you and the artist. Whether it’s a pair of sunglasses or even a football helmet, you just have to have it.
Here are 15 of coolest, and albeit, sometimes strange, band merchandise you can find.
Miranda Lambert’s Pink Sunglasses
Robert Earl Keen’s Car Shades
Sunglasses may be more stylish, but Robert Earl Keen‘s car shades are effective and practical. Everyone knows how a steering wheel can heat up in the summer sun. These “Road Goes On Forever” reflective shades should do the trick.
Trace Adkins’ Comic Book
Margo Price’s Prayer Candle
Willie Nelson’s Herb Grinder
Kacey Musgraves’ Wooden Cowgirl Toy
After releasing Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves‘ line of merchandise followed suit further evolving into smart, chic pieces. These vintage handmade cowgirl toys are perfect for every “Dime Store Cowgirl.”
Drive-By Truckers’ Speaker
Instead of blowing your phone’s speakers when playing Drive-By Truckers‘ southern rock anthems, get one of these slick Bluetooth speakers. Longtime DBT collaborator Wes Freed‘s southern gothic art makes it all the better.
Wheeler Walker Jr.’s Beer Pong Set
George Strait’s Christmas Sweatshirt
Carrie Underwood’s Robe
Dolly Parton’s Denim Vest
You may never be as cool and charming as Dolly Parton, but this stylish denim vest is definitely a step in the right direction. But who knows, bedazzled pink butterflies on the shoulders just may do the trick.
Zac Brown Band’s Pocket Knife
Kenny Chesney’s Football Helmet
It’s no secret that Kenny Chesney‘s a die-hard fan of Tennessee football. While these “No Shoes Nation” helmets may not come in that Tennessee orange, they’re still pretty sharp with their stealthy matte black finish.
Chris Stapleton’s Louisville Slugger
For his latest album, From A Room Volume 2, Chris Stapleton isn’t just releasing the typical t-shirt and CD bundles. For a pretty penny, you can splurge and buy the bundle that includes a Louisville Slugger baseball bat and even a wrapped YETI cooler.
Price: $612.99 (as From A Room Volume 2 bundle)