Texas Roadhouse Partners with Country Music Artist Ayla Brown

  Texas Roadhouse Partners with Country Music Artist Ayla Brown

       American Idol Finalist Will Appear at Restaurants Across America

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- October 15, 2013

Texas Roadhouse is proud to partner with Nashville recording artist Ayla
Brown. The six-foot-tall, former American Idol finalist and starter for the
Boston College women’s basketball team is the newest member of the Texas
Roadhouse family. Brown’s upbeat patriotic song, “Pride of America,”
co-written by Brown, Charlie Hutto and Courtney Dashe, will be featured on
every Texas Roadhouse jukebox across America. Throughout the year, guests will
have the chance to meet Brown at free meet and greet events at the restaurant.

“Texas Roadhouse has a long history of supporting rising country music
artists,” said Travis Doster, Senior Director of Public Relations. “A lot of
Ayla’s music promotes the U.S. military, which aligns perfectly with the Texas
Roadhouse tradition of supporting those who protect our country.”

While only 25-years-old, Brown has a long list of accomplishments including
recording multiple albums, national and local performances, involvement with
charitable causes, and serving as a national news correspondent forThe Early
Showon CBS.

In 2012, Ayla released a self-titled country music album from her record
company,Ambient Entertainment. Her first single release, “Goodbye for Good,”
stayed strong at #1 on CDBaby.com’s Country Rock, Country Pop, and Overall
Country charts. Ayla produced the album, and she also co-wrote seven out of
the nine tracks on the CD. During the summer of 2012, Ayla’s self-titled CD
charted onBillboardin the Northeast of the United States.

In November of 2012, Ayla released her country patriotic-inspired album
titled, Heroes and Hometowns. All songs were recorded at CURB Studios in
Nashville, TN, and a portion of every CD sale benefits a military non-profit
based out of Massachusetts calledHugs for Heroes, Inc.On Memorial Day
weekend, Ayla debuted at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN and performed her
single, “Pride of America,’ and “Hero in Her Hometown.” She also invited
nineteen female soldiers from Ft. Campbell up on stage to be recognized for
their service.

Photos available, by request.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, with more than 410 locations in 48 states and
two foreign countries, Texas Roadhouse opened its doors in 1993. The
Louisville, KY based company is famous for hand-cut steaks, made-from-scratch
sides, fresh-baked bread, and its lively atmosphere.In 2012 Texas Roadhouse
was named Top Steakhouse in the Nation’s Restaurant News’ Consumer Picks
survey, in 2007 and 2008 Forbes magazine ranked the company as one of the 200
Best Small Companies and in 2009 the company was ranked “Best Value” by
readers of Consumer Reports magazine. For more information, visit
www.texasroadhouse.com.

Contact:

Texas Roadhouse
Travis Doster, 502-638-5457