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Exclusive Interview: Mandy Barnett

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Mandy Barnett is a Tennessee born and raised country singer who got her start at the ripe old age of five years old. Mandy knew music was her calling because “it was just natural. It was something that just flowed from me early on.” Mandy began by singing at church and soon progressed to performing at Dollywood for a couple of summers. In fact, Mandy was involved with Dollywood during its inaugural year and was fortunate enough to even perform with the legendary Dolly Parton. Because of her involvement with Dollywood at that time, Mandy had the unique honor of singing Happy Birthday to Dolly as Dolly was lifted out of a cake. When asked about her experience with Dolly, as an aspiring singer at such a young age, Mandy explained that it was “really exciting.” Mandy continued to tell us about how Dolly is “such a sweet person, and when you meet Dolly, you are meeting a real star. She’s very humble and very sweet, and there’s just an aura about her that is something else. She is iconic, as you like to describe her.”

Josh Turner Scores Billboard Top Ten Album with “Live Across America”

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Josh Turner & Cracker Barrel Old Country Store joined forces to release Josh Turner – Live Across America, which debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart and #46 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. This is Josh’s sixth Top 10 album, available exclusively at Cracker Barrel stores and on www.crackerbarrel.com.
 
The album features live recordings from Turner’s 2012 tour. “My band and I had a blast making this record,” Turner shares. “This is the best representation of my present-day live show and I am honored to be partnered with Cracker Barrel again.”  “We’re so very pleased to see that our guests have embraced this exclusive new CD with Josh Turner and supported it onto the Top 10 list,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We have enjoyed working with Josh, and hope that many more of our guests will ‘take to the road’ with this CD.”

 
In support of the album, Turner will appear on NBC’s TODAY Show on September 19, Fox & Friends on September 21, Sirius XM’s The Highway, and more. For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming headlining tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.

Cracker Barrel Connects with Country Music Fans at CMA Fest

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Cracker Barrel has become a home for country music and Americana, so it’s only fitting for the restaurant to be a part of 2012 CMA Music Fest. Thanks to Cracker Barrel, fans will have the opportunity to meet artists, catch performance and win prizes from artists who have participated in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program.

“The success of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store exclusive music program is really due to the passion of the fans,” explains the program’s marketing manager, Julie Craig. ”We want to have a chance to meet them and say thank you, as well as introduce new fans to the great music available at their local Cracker Barrel.”

Artists participating in this include Josh Turner, Jason Michael Carroll, The Oak Ridge Boys, Eden’s Edge and more.

Representatives from Cracker Barrel and the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program will be on location at both Fan Fair Hall as well as Riverfront Park throughout the festival:

Thursday, June 7:  
Dailey & Vincent Autograph Session 11:30 – 12:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Josh Turner Autograph Session 2 – 3:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll You’ve Been Sentenced Game Show 2 – 4:30 PM Hard Rock Cafe
Eden’s Edge Autograph Session 4 – 5:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
   
Friday, June 8:  
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 10:30 – 11:30/ 12:30 – 1:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Oak Ridge Boys Autograph Session 2 – 3:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
   
Saturday, June 9:  
Teddy Gentry & Best New Nashville: Autograph Session 11:30 – 2:30 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Teddy Gentry, Garrett Steele, 3 Lanes Crossing, Amber Shalene & Chip Davis
Jason Michael Carroll Performance – Durango Stage 11:30 – 12 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Acoustic Corner
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 12:00 – 1 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC WSM-AM Booth
   
Sunday, June 10:  
The Grascals Autograph Session 10 – 11:00 AM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth
Jason Michael Carroll Autograph Session 11:00 – 12:00 PM Fan Fair Hall-NCC Cracker Barrel Booth

Ronnie Dunn Releases Exclusive Cracker Barrel CD

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If you’ve been looking for new music from Ronnie Dunn, Cracker Barrel is the place to go. As of May 21, “Ronnie Dunn – Special Edition” will be available exclusively in Cracker Barrel stores and online at crackerbarrel.com. Although the bulk of the CD was previously released by Dunn in 2011, this exclusive features two unreleased bonus tracks. Additionally, a portion of sales from this CD, which costs $11.99, will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ronnie Dunn specializes in songs about real life and real love, combined with rich patriotism. “More than ever before, I feel as though this album gave me a chance to tell my own story through songs that mean a lot to me,” says Dunn.  “And it’s particularly gratifying because, by working with Cracker Barrel, a portion of the CD retail sales will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project.  To me, that truly makes this CD a special edition.”

Cracker Barrel is equally as pleased to pair with Dunn on this project. “We’re pleased to work with Ronnie Dunn on a collection of songs we not only think will resonate with our guests, but also will support our nation’s Wounded Warriors,” said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager.  “Ronnie shares his heart and his life-learned lessons through music and the result is a very special mix of memorable songs.”
 
Tracklisting for Ronnie Dunn – Special Edition:
1.     I Love My Country (Previously Unreleased)
2.     Singer In A Cowboy Band
3.     I Don’t Dance
4.     Your Kind Of Love
5.     How Far To Waco
6.     Once
7.     Cost Of Livin’
8.     Bleed Red
9.     Last Love I’m Tryin’
10.  Let The Cowboy Rock
11.  I Can’t Help Myself
12.  I Just Get Lonely
13.  Love Owes Me One
14.  Keep On Lovin’ You  (Previously Unreleased)

Dunn joins a plethora of country stars who have released CDS exclusively with Cracker Barrel, including Dolly Parton, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Josh Turner and many more. For more information on Dunn, visit www.ronniedunn.com.

Dolly Parton Cracker Barrel Album Release

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Some exciting news for any Dolly Parton fans out there. Dolly will be releasing a Cracker Barrel exclusive album on April 2nd, one day after the Academy of Country Music awards. It’s a two-disc DVD and CD set that retails for only $11.99. It’s the first time Dolly has partnered with Cracker Barrel for an exclusive CD & DVD set release. The DVD and CD will give fans the chance to experience the front row of a Dolly concert from London as she performs some of the biggest songs in country history, including “9 to 5,” Jolene,” and “I Will Always Love You.” The set also includes the previously unreleased tracks “Shattered Image” and “My Tennessee Mountain Home.” See the full tracklisting below.

“Cracker Barrel and Dolly Parton are a great collaboration,” says Dolly Parton’s manager Danny Nozell. “We are excited to continue our successful venture together, and thrilled to offer this live concert experience with some of Dolly’s biggest hits.”

Check out the official “An Evening With… Dolly” CD and DVD track listings below, and don’t forget to pick up your copy at Cracker Barrel on April 2nd!

Randy Travis Releases Exclusive Cracker Barrel Album Today

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Randy Travis is releasing his new album exclusively through Cracker Barrel’s Old Country Store. The album will consist of nine hits and 3 new songs, making a total of 12 on the CD. The CD is available starting today and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.

After touring quite a number of our country’s military bases and performing repeatedly for our troops, I can tell you that there is nothing as rewarding as doing these shows for our service men and women,” said Travis. “The love they have for this country is inspiring,” he added, “and I am glad that Cracker Barrel, where I, myself, like to eat, is supporting such a worthwhile project.”