LEBANON, Tenn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- When Dailey and Vincent were named "Entertainer of the Year" at this year's International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards ceremony, the celebrated bluegrass duo also received the appreciation and thanks of a whole lot of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store employees. The CD that Jamie and Darrin released exclusively through Cracker Barrel earlier this year, Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers, was named "Album of the Year," and the CD also won for "Best Graphic Design for a Recorded Project."
"Recognition like this says so much about the quality and authenticity we strive to offer through Cracker Barrel's exclusive music program," said Marketing Vice President Peter Keiser. "We have greatly enjoyed working with Jamie and Darrin and visiting with them at our Home Office as well as in all the Cracker Barrel locations they have been to while on tour." Keiser added, "It was thrilling when they were named 'Entertainer of the Year' – their third time for this! It's wonderful for them to receive this recognition from their peers in the world of professional bluegrass music, and Cracker Barrel is humbled and honored to be part of this success."
Jamie said, "We were delighted to work with Cracker Barrel on this project because we pull our bus into a Cracker Barrel every weekend; that's where we have breakfast and lunch." And Darrin added, "Bluegrass music is the roots of America, and we think Cracker Barrel is the roots of America, and combining the two is just a perfect match." And Jamie added, "From the very first time we started including some Statler Brothers songs in our shows, the audience response was overwhelming. All it took was the first few bars of 'Elizabeth' or 'Do You Know You Are My Sunshine?' and the crowd was out of their seats and singing along. That's a testament to the timeless quality of the Statlers' songs, which is why we were so glad for the opportunity to work with Cracker Barrel to release this album."
Cracker Barrel's exclusive music program features numerous projects in addition to this past February's release of Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top Bluegrass Albums chart, where it spent nine weeks in the top position and 19 weeks overall in one of the three top positions since its release on February 1st. In September, Cracker Barrel released the self-titled Rodney Atkins, which includes four #1 hits, and also released Mandy Barnett's Winter Wonderland, which offers up all the authentic sounds of the holiday traditions so many of us cherish. In July, the company released Craig Morgan's That's Why- Collector's Edition, and in May the release of Wynonna's Love Heals debuted at #7 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums chart. Releases in 2009 included November's Songs of Love and Heartache by Alan Jackson, September's release of an exclusive new version of The Foundation by the Zac Brown Band, August's George Jones' release of A Collection Of My Best Recollection, May's release of Montgomery Gentry's For Our Heroes, which debuted at #5 on Billboard Magazine's Top Country Albums chart, and March's release of Dolly Parton's Collector's Edition of Backwoods Barbie, which debuted at #9 on that chart. Over the last few years, Cracker Barrel has released exclusive CDs with Bill Gaither, Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Josh Turner, Amy Grant, Sara Evans, and Charlie Daniels.
About Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 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 signature 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 596 company-owned locations in 41 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit 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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