Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Releases Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s
Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition Today
Expanded Edition of the Critically-Acclaimed Album Contains Four Additional
Tracks And Is Available at All Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Locations and
LEBANON, Tenn. -- January 28, 2014
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® released Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition, an
exclusive and expanded edition of the critically-acclaimed album from 20x
GRAMMY Award-winning artist Vince Gill and famed steel guitarist Paul
Franklin. The critically-acclaimed CD contains four additional songs (for a
total of 14) and retails for $11.99 at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®
locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital version will be
available today, Tuesday Jan. 28, via iTunes and Amazon.com.
The album, produced by Gill and Franklin, pays tribute to the “Bakersfield”
sound by performing songs made famous by two of Bakersfield’s favorite musical
sons, Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. One of the four bonus tracks is “Buckin’
Merle,” an instrumental written by Gill as a tribute to the two country music
legends. Gill and Franklin recently performed “Together Again” on “The Tonight
Show with Jay Leno” in support of the Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition release.
“Paul and I are excited that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® loved the
original Bakersfield album and asked us to expand it with four additional
songs for the Deluxe Edition,” said Gill.
“Being able to do this project with Vince has been a dream come true,” said
Franklin. “I can’t wait to walk into my local Cracker Barrel Old Country
Store® and see the Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition CD on the shelves.”
“We are thrilled to release Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition from Vince and Paul,”
said Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We know
our guests will enjoy this exclusive and expanded version of what has already
become a classic album.”
The original version of Bakersfield was released by MCA Nashville on July 13,
2013 and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. National
Public Radio (NPR)’s Ken Tucker named it one of his Top Ten Albums of 2013.
About the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Exclusive Music Program
Vince Gill and Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition is the latest CD
release in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® 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’s
charts including Top DVD Music Videos, Top Country Albums, Top Contemporary
Christian Albums and Top Bluegrass Albums. The Cracker Barrel Old Country
Store® exclusive music program includes CDs with Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Mandy
Barnett, Clint Black, Jason Michael Carroll, Steven Curtis Chapman, Dailey &
Vincent, 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, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton,
Smokey Robinson, 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, Inc.
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.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969
in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 625 company-owned locations in 42 states. For
more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.
For Cracker Barrel Old Country Store:
Cracker Barrel Media Relations
Essential Broadcast Media
For Vince Gill and Paul Franklin:
Alison Auerbach Public Relations
Morris Public Relations
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