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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

The Grascals Nail Down Four IBMA Nominations

The Grascals. photo credit: so much MOORE media.

The Grascals woke up this morning to some great news. The bluegrass group earned themselves four International Bluegrass Music Association Awards (IBMA) heading into the final voting of the categories. The group is up for Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year, Recorded Event of the Year and band member Kristin Scott Benson is up for Instrumental Performer of the Year for her banjo. The winners are set to be announced at the 22nd Annual International Bluegrass Music Association Awards taking place on September 29th, 2011 at 7:30 pm PDT live from the historic Ryman Auditorium. The event will be streamed live on Sirius/XM’s “Bluegrass Junction” station.

“It’s always an honor for us to be nominated for any award,” says Jamie Johnson, co-founder of The Grascals. “It’s especially gratifying to know these votes came from our peers.”  Johnson, one of the writers of “I Am Strong,” adds:  “The kids at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital really touched our hearts.  I’m just so proud that the song seems to resonate with so many folks, and we were so fortunate that Dolly agreed to join us on the record.”

The band is enjoying a very busy touring schedule this year all over the United States and Canada. They’ve been headlining festivals and fairs all over both of the countries. For their complete tour schedule, see their official website.