Starting today, in addition to being able to enjoy real homestyle food and enjoy some shopping, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® guests can also take home a copy of Josh Turner’s latest album release, Josh Turner—Live Across America. The 12-track album costs $11.99 and features live performances of Turner’s biggest hits, as well as his never-before-released version of Waylon Jennings’ “America.” The album is available in all Cracker Barrel locations as well as online at crackerbarrel.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com. Turner previously collaborated with Cracker Barrel for his 2007 release, Josh Turner—Live at the Ryman. He took to the road with this new album and recorded the songs at 12 different live shows. Turner’s 2012 tour, which runs through December, is sponsored by Cracker Barrel.
"I'm honored to have Cracker Barrel as my sponsor for my tour this year and to also be releasing a second album with them. After our first CD Live at the Ryman (2007), I couldn’t pass up this opportunity, especially since this album showcases my life out on the road," says Turner. "Cracker Barrel’s home-away-from-home atmosphere and homestyle cooking have always made them one of my favorite restaurants, so to get to have my music in their retail store is just great.”
“Josh’s genuine, down-to-earth character shines through his music in every performance,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We hope our guests will enjoy hearing the excitement of his live concerts on Josh Turner--Live Across America and have an opportunity to see him in person on his current tour, too.”
In celebration of this album, Cracker Barrel is offering a sweepstakes with entries being accepted now through September 14, 2012 (5:00 p.m. CT). One lucky fan and a guest will win a trip to Nashville to meet Turner and see him perform at the Grand Ole Opry. The winner will be announced on or about September 30, 2012. See Official Rules for details at crackerbarrel.com/JoshTurner.
Josh Turner - Live Across America is the latest in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program. Since 2005, Cracker Barrel has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in the top three spots on a range of Billboard magazine’s charts including Top DVD Music Videos, Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Bluegrass Albums. In addition, An Evening With ... Dolly earned a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold award, Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers won Album of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) – off of which the track "Elizabeth" was nominated for a Grammy award – and Smokey Robinson’s Now & Then was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program includes projects with Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Jason Michael Carroll, The Charlie Daniels Band, Ronnie Dunn, Edens Edge, Sara Evans, Bill Gaither, Montgomery Gentry, Amy Grant, The Grascals, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Craig Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Wynonna, and the Zac Brown Band. For details visit crackerbarrel.com/music.
Josh Turner—Live Across America track listing:
“All Over Me” - Live In Biloxi, MS
“Firecracker” - Live In Lancaster, PA
“Everything Is Fine” - Live In Knoxville, TN
“So Not My Baby” - Live In Lake Charles, LA
“Would You Go With Me” - Live In Plant City, FL
“Long Black Train” - Live In Austin, TX
“I Wouldn't Be A Man” - Live In Savannah, GA
“Me And God” - Live In Key Largo, FL
“Another Try” - Live In Atlanta, GA
“Your Man” - Live in Kansas City, MO
“America” - Live in Charlottesville, VA
"Why Don't We Just Dance” - Live In Atlantic City, NJ
About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®
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 made from scratch 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 616 company-owned locations in 42 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 Josh Turner
Earning numerous CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominations since the release of his debut album, Long Black Train, Josh Turner has sold more than five million albums and garnered four No. 1 hits, including three multi-week chart-toppers – "Your Man," "Would You Go With Me," and "Why Don't We Just Dance," a four-week No. 1 that was named the most-played song of the year in 2010 by MediaBase. His song "All Over Me" from Haywire also reached the top spot on the charts, making him one of only seven country artists to have two No. 1 hits in 2010. A Hannah, SC native, Turner has been songwriting and performing since he was a young child. As a high school student, he had very little access to music education, so realizing the importance of arts in the schools, he created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students interested in pursuing a future in arts/music. Turner recently celebrated the release of his fifth studio album, Punching Bag, on June 12 which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and includes the hit song "Time Is Love," one of his fastest-rising singles to date. People gave Punching Bag three and a 1/2 out of four stars noting, "The killer baritone hits you with lots of good old-fashioned country hooks." The Associated Press said, “With Punching Bag, Turner once again proves he ranks among the most effective – and most hard-core country – performers of his generation.” For more information on Josh Turner including a list of his upcoming headlining tour dates, visit www.JoshTurner.com.
For Cracker Barrel
Jeanne Ludington, 615-443-9115
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Ebie McFarland/Amanda French, 615-327-3259
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For Josh Turner
Dixie Owen, 615-524-7516