Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Reveals Steven Curtis Chapman’s Deep Roots

  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Reveals Steven Curtis Chapman’s Deep Roots

 Newest Release from Five-time GRAMMY^® Award-winner Available Exclusively in
    Cracker Barrel^® locations and on March 11, 2013

Business Wire

LEBANON, Tenn. -- February 18, 2013

Five-time GRAMMY^® award-winning recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman brings
his inspirational sound back home to his rural Kentucky origins on Deep Roots,
the latest exclusive album release from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store^®.
The new 12-track CD will feature stand-out collaborations with bluegrass
legend Ricky Skaggs and some of Nashville’s finest players, as well as three
generations of Chapman family members including: Chapman’s father, Herb
Chapman Sr., brother, Herb Chapman Jr., son, Caleb Chapman, and
daughter-in-law, Jillian Edwards Chapman. The uniquely personal album will be
available for purchase in all Cracker Barrel locations, iTunes and
beginning March 11, 2013.

“Our team at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is excited to announce we will
be working with highly-regarded recording artist, Steven Curtis Chapman for
the exclusive release of Deep Roots,” says Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “Chapman’s stand-out talent and devotion to
making a positive impact make him a natural partner with Cracker Barrel, and
the distinctive sound of his music makes for a wonderful collection of songs
-- both known and new we think audiences will enjoy.”

Having achieved 47 No. 1 hits on Christian radio, five GRAMMY^® awards, and an
unprecedented 57 Dove Awards while aiding orphans internationally and in the
U.S. through his own non-profit organization, Show Hope, it’s no secret
Chapman is deeply devoted to his music and philanthropy. But on Deep Roots, he
reveals his musical talent runs deep in his veins on songs “Life is Like a
Mountain Railroad (Life’s Railway to Heaven),” featuring Herb Chapman Sr. and
Herb Chapman, Jr., “Be Still and Know,” featuring Caleb Chapman, and the
gospel classic, “How Great Thou Art,” featuring Jillian Edwards Chapman. The
album includes a compilation of both fan-favorite hits and timeless hymns, all
newly recorded.

Deep Roots Track Listing:

  *“’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”
  *“How Great Thou Art” (featuring Jillian Edwards Chapman)
  *“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (featuring Ricky Skaggs)
  *“Blessed Assurance”
  *“Life is Like a Mountain Railroad (Life’s Railway to Heaven)” (featuring
    Herb Chapman Sr. and Herb Chapman Jr.)
  *“He Touched Me” (featuring Herb Chapman Sr. and Herb Chapman Jr.)
  *“Hiding Place”
  *“Rock of Ages”
  *“Be Still and Know” (featuring Caleb Chapman)
  *“His Eyes”
  *“My Redeemer is Faithful and True”

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. 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

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969
in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 621 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

About Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman has sold over ten million records including two RIAA
certified platinum albums and eight RIAA certified gold albums. Along with his
five GRAMMY^® awards, Chapman has won an American Music Award, has recorded 47
No. 1 US radio hits and been awarded 57 Dove Awards, more than any other
artist to date. Since his recording career began in 1987, Chapman has recorded
eighteen projects. He has performed at the White House and has appeared on
multiple national programs including Good Morning America, The Tonight Show
with Jay Leno, Larry King Live, Fox & Friends, Huckabee, CBS Sunday Morning,
and more via CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, CMT, FOX News, the Hallmark Channel
and E!. Chapman and his wife Mary Beth created Show Hope in 2001 and launched
it in 2003, after bringing their first adopted daughter, Shaohannah, home from
China. The ministry is a movement to help care for the millions of orphans
around the world, helping to provide waiting orphans with forever homes by
giving financial grants to adoptive families. To date, Show Hope is now an
internationally recognized voice for orphan advocacy and has given more than
3,600 financial grants, affecting the lives of children from 50+ different
countries, including the U.S. In addition to giving financial grants, Show
Hope also empowers families, churches and communities with adoption and orphan
care resources and advocacy efforts to change the world for orphans. The
ministry is proud to celebrate its 10th year of service in 2013. For more
information, please visit Steven is headed back into the studio
again shortly for work on his fall 2013 album, a 12-song release of brand new
material, his first all-new studio album since 2007.



For Cracker Barrel
Jeanne Ludington, 615-443-9115
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC
Ebie McFarland / Amanda French
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