Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Celebrates Michael W. Smith’s Hymns Album Which Debuts at No. 2 on Nielsen SoundScan’s

  Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Celebrates Michael W. Smith’s Hymns Album
  Which Debuts at No. 2 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Current Contemporary
  Christian Album Chart

    Album is the Newest Release from the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®

Exclusive Music Program and Can Be Purchased Exclusively at All Cracker Barrel
              Old Country Store Locations and CrackerBarrel.com

Business Wire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- April 3, 2014

Contemporary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith has debuted at No. 2 on
Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Current Contemporary Christian Album Chart (week
ending 3/30/2014) with his latest album Hymns. The album also debuted at No.
25 on Nielsen SoundScan’s Top Current Albums Chart (week ending 3/30/2014).
This is the latest project from the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®
exclusive music program, and can be purchased exclusively at all 626 Cracker
Barrel Old Country Store® locations and CrackerBarrel.com.

“Michael made a wonderful and inspiring album that is quickly becoming a
favorite with our guests,” said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager.
“Everyone at Cracker Barrel congratulates him on debuting at No. 2 on the
album charts with Hymns and we look forward to continued success together!”

Hymns contains 15 classic Christian songs, many of which Smith grew up singing
in church with his family. Songs include such timeless hymns as “Great is Thy
Faithfulness,” “How Great Thou Art,” “It Is Well,” “Old Rugged Cross,” and
more. The album retails for $11.99.

Smith is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold more than
15 million albums, achieved 28 No. 1 songs, earned three GRAMMY Awards, one
American Music Award, and more than 40 Dove Awards. Throughout his career, the
Contemporary Christian artist has had the opportunity to sing for Presidents
and national leaders, and counts among his friends the Reverend Billy Graham
and his son, Franklin Graham. He actively supports the teen club Rocketown,
Compassion International, and Samaritan’s Purse, the ministry headed by
Franklin Graham. Michael and his wife Debbie live in Middle Tennessee, where
they raised their five children. For more information, visit
www.michaelwsmith.com.

About the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Exclusive Music Program

Michael W. Smith’s Hymns 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, Vince Gill
and Paul Franklin, Amy Grant, The Grascals, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson,
George Jones, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Montgomery Gentry, 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

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 626 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.

Contact:

For Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Cracker Barrel Media Relations
615-235-4135
or
Essential Broadcast Media
Ebie McFarland, Scott Stem
615-327-3259
ebie@ebmediapr.com
scott@ebmediapr.com
or
For Michael W. Smith
the {m} media collective
Velvet Kelm
615-591-7989
velvet@themcollective.com
 
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