LEBANON, Tenn., April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Multi-platinum Curb Records recording artist and five-time GRAMMY® Award winner Wynonna Judd has joined Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® in its support of Wounded Warrior Project with the release of Love Heals, a collection of Wynonna's top singles and three other tracks not available for sale until now. The new CD can be pre-ordered beginning today and will arrive in all Cracker Barrel locations on May 24th.
In addition to sharing new music with her fans, Wynonna is honored and humbled to support Wounded Warrior Project and its efforts to assist wounded service men and women and their families. Cracker Barrel will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every Love Heals CD to Wounded Warrior Project. In 2008, Wounded Warrior Project started coordinating retreats for caregivers who help their wounded loved ones facing a range of physical and mental challenges. The retreats provide the caregivers with rest, rejuvenation and a place to connect with other caregivers.
"I am deeply moved by the caregivers who take on the responsibility of caring for our wounded warriors," said Wynonna. "I appreciate Cracker Barrel for their continued support of Wounded Warrior Project and its mission to honor and empower wounded warriors as they continue life beyond the injury."
Beginning today, fans can pre-order the Love Heals CD by visiting the Cracker Barrel website (crackerbarrel.com). The exclusive CD features many of Wynonna's biggest hits (No One Else On Earth, Only Love and She Is His Only Need) along with three tracks that have not been available for sale, including Let Your Light Shine, a new song never before released.
"We're very excited to provide our guests with this collection of Wynonna's most popular songs," said Peter Keiser, Vice President of Marketing at Cracker Barrel. "Wynonna welcomed the idea of producing a project that would benefit our nation's service men and women. Her appreciation of veterans is very sincere, and we're honored to have Wynonna by our side as Cracker Barrel continues its support of Wounded Warrior Project."
During the pre-order process, fans can also register to win A Weekend with Wynonna in Music City Sweepstakes. The grand prize package includes a trip to Nashville to meet Wynonna and see her perform at the Grand Ole Opry®. The lucky winner will also get to visit many of Nashville's top attractions. Other prizes including autographed Wynonna Love Heals CDs and complimentary meals at Cracker Barrel. Pre-order and contest information can be found on the Cracker Barrel website (crackerbarrel.com).
About Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that's surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America's country heritage … all at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n' dumplins as well as its signature biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 594 company-owned locations in 41 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org
About Wynonna Judd
5-time GRAMMY Award winning artist, Wynonna Judd first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all time, The Judds. On top of that amazing feat, she also holds multiple gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA in excess of 30 million units sold for albums released throughout her illustrious 25-year career. In addition to her countless musical achievements, Wynonna became a New York Times best-selling author in 2005 with the release of her long-awaited autobiography, Coming Home to Myself, released in conjunction with her live CD and DVD: Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime.
Wynonna recently announced she plans to reunite with her mother, Naomi, for a final Judds tour in 2010. She is also presently touring in support of her critically acclaimed seventh solo studio album, Sing: Chapter 1, an eclectic assortment of standards paying homage to all the different genres and songs that have formed the soundtrack to her life.
To learn more, visit www.wynonna.com
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