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Cracker Barrel® CD Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed Proves Truly 'Timeless' as Album of Classics Garners No. 1 Debut on Billboard Top Current Bluegrass Albums Chart

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cracker Barrel® CD Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed Proves Truly 'Timeless' as Album of Classics Garners No. 1 Debut on Billboard Top Current Bluegrass Albums Chart12:09 EST Wednesday, January 16, 2013 LEBANON, Tenn. (Business Wire) -- Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® celebrates a No. 1 Billboard debut this week with their exclusive music program's latest release, Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed, recorded by legendary bluegrass band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. The album, made up of classic country hits re-recorded in the band's signature bluegrass style, gives a modern flare to the popular music originally recorded by Elvis, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Tammy Wynette, among others. The classic CD is available now at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations as well as crackerbarrel.com, iTunes and Amazon.com. “We're thrilled to have this album debut on the Billboard Top Current Bluegrass Albums chart,” says Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “Since our music program's launch in 2005, we've strived to offer music that's top-notch and strikes a chord with our guests.” She adds, “We hope this album, recorded by one of the most acclaimed bands in the bluegrass genre, will become a true musical staple that people will treasure for years to come.” Lead singer and five-time IBMA Male Vocalist Of The Year Russell Moore says, "We're very proud and excited to see Timeless Hits From the Past Bluegrassed hit the Billboard chart and we're grateful for the opportunity to present this CD to our fans, old and new, through our collaboration with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. It's our sincere hope that our presentation of these classic songs will serve as tribute to some of our musical heroes, and that the CD will be a topic of discussion and listened to for many years to come." For more information on Timeless Hits From The Past Bluegrassed and other music releases from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, visit www.crackerbarrel.com. Media Contacts:For Cracker BarrelJeanne Ludington, 615-443-9115jeanne.ludington@crackerbarrel.comorEssential Broadcast MediaEbie McFarland or Amanda French, 615-327-3259ebie@ebmediapr.com / amanda@ebmediapr.comorFor Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutEast Public RelationsKimberly Williams, 931-808-8083info@eastpublicrelations.com