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 atCrackerBarrel.com 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 Amazon.com 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” *“Cinderella” 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 self-indulgences. 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 crackerbarrel.com. 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 ShowHope.org. 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. CBRL – G Contact: Media: For Cracker Barrel Jeanne Ludington, 615-443-9115 email@example.com or Essential Broadcast Media, LLC Ebie McFarland / Amanda French 615-327-3259 firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
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