Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Congratulates Brad Paisley #1 on Billboard Country and #2 Billboard Top 200 Albums Debut

  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Congratulates Brad Paisley #1 on Billboard
  Country and #2 Billboard Top 200 Albums Debut

              WHEELHOUSE CD Sells Over 100,000 Copies First Week

Business Wire

LEBANON, Tenn. -- April 18, 2013

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store^® is pleased to congratulate country music
mega-star Brad Paisley on the #1 Billboard Country Albums chart and #2
Billboard Top 200 Albums chart debut of WHEELHOUSE, on Arista Nashville, now
available in retail and digital outlets. The wide release on April 9 coincided
with Paisley’s release of the WHEELHOUSE-SPECIAL EDITION album which includes
three exclusive tracks and is available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country
Store^® locations, crackerbarrel.com and other select online retailers.

Along with the Special Edition album, Cracker Barrel is excited to offer fans
the opportunity to see Paisley live in concert on the Beat This Summer Tour
Presented By Cracker Barrel Old Country Store^® by visiting
crackerbarrel.com/bradpaisley to enter to win a trip to a show in California.
The tour will visit 29 cities in the U.S. and Canada beginning on May 9 in
Maryland Heights, Missouri with more dates being added soon. For a full list
of upcoming tour dates, visit bradpaisley.com/tour.

In addition to the CD, Paisley’s autobiography, Diary Of A Player, is
available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store^® locations. A limited
number of autographed copies can be purchased at shop.crackerbarrel.com.
Retailing for $25, the book retraces Paisley’s entire musical and personal
journey and explains how a Christmas gift from his grandfather – his first
guitar – turned out to be the key to unlocking his ultimate dream.

www.BradPaisley.com, www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley, on Twitter @BradPaisley
www.crackerbarrel.com, www.Facebook.com/CrackerBarrel, on Twitter
@crackerbarrel

“Win a Trip to See Brad Paisley in Concert Sweepstakes”

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE ODDS OF WINNING. Open to
legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C. at or over the age of majority at time
of entry. Starts 4/8/13 at 10:00 a.m. CT and ends 7/19/13 at 5:00 p.m. CT.
Grand Prize Value: $2,500. Odds of winning will vary. Void where prohibited.
Additional terms apply. For entry, prize, and other details, including the
Official Rules, go to crackerbarrel.com. Sponsor: Cracker Barrel Old Country
Store, Inc., Lebanon, Tenn.

About the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Exclusive Music Program

Wheelhouse – Special Edition by Brad Paisley is the latest CD release in
Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program. Since 2005, Cracker Barrel has
released CDs 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) and a track on that CD 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 CDs with Alabama, Rodney
Atkins, Jason Michael Carroll, Steven Curtis Chapman, 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, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Craig Morgan, The Oak
Ridge Boys, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Josh
Turner, Wynonna, and the Zac Brown Band. For details visit crackerbarrel.com

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 622 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store^® location 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.

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Contact:

Media:
For Cracker Barrel
Jeanne Ludington, 615-443-9115
jeanne.ludington@crackerbarrel.com
or
Essential Broadcast Media
Ebie McFarland, 615-327-3259
ebie@ebmediapr.com
or
For Arista Nashville
Allen Brown/Ann Inman, 615-301-4300
allen.brown@sonymusic.com
ann.inman@sonymusic.com
or
For Brad Paisley
Schmidt Relations
Darlene Bieber, 615-851-4917
darlene@schmidtpr.com
 
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