Lebanon, Tenn. (January 3, 2012) –
Usher in the new year with a dozen uplifting songs sung by Grammy-nominated Rounder Records recording duo, Dailey & Vincent. The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent features new songs brimming with inspirational messages and melodies as well as popular favorites that the duo performs in their shows. The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent
can be pre-ordered
beginning today at crackerbarrel.com using the code DVGOSPEL and will arrive in all Cracker Barrel locations on January 9. The first 200 fans to place an order will receive a copy of the album autographed by Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent.
The three-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainers of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent are known for intertwining Gospel music in their shows and recorded music. “Once again, we are pleased to be associated with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and excited to lend our styles of Gospel music on our newest endeavor, The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent,” said Dailey.
The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent is the group’s second CD in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program. “Bluegrass, Country and Gospel are common threads of America and with Cracker Barrel, so their guests are the same folks we perform for and reach out to through radio, TV, and CDs,” explained Darrin Vincent. “We offered the idea of a Gospel album to Cracker Barrel’s Marketing Manager Julie Craig. She thought it would be a good fit since our first Cracker Barrel release, Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, had done well and won Bluegrass Album of the Year in 2010, plus a Grammy® Award nomination.”
On January 5, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent will visit WSM’s The Eddie Stubbs Show for an exclusive world premiere of The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent. Fans can tune in to 650AM WSM from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for a special preview of the new album and the behind-the-scenes scoop on the making of the duo’s brand new Gospel recordings.
In support of the new album, Dailey & Vincent will make several in-store visits at select Cracker Barrel locations throughout early 2012. For a complete schedule of appearances, visit daileyandvincent.com
Over the past two years, Dailey & Vincent have achieved some of their biggest career accomplishments to date. The GRAMMY® Award nomination in 2011 was for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Elizabeth” from Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Music Chart and #19 on Billboard’s Country Chart, earning the Hot Shot Debut and marking the duo’s first Top-20 debut on the chart. It ranked #17 on the Billboard.com Top 50 Bluegrass Albums of 2011. The album also landed the #1 spot on the Heatseekers Albums Chart. Their 2011 SPBGMA Bluegrass Awards include Bluegrass Band of the Year, Entertaining Group of the Year, Album of the Year - Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, Vocal Group of the Year, Gospel Group of the Year/Contemporary and Male Vocalist of the Year/Contemporary - Jamie Dailey. And they earned the 2011 GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass Album of the year - Singing From the Heart. They were honored with 2010 International Bluegrass Music Awards for Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year - Dailey & Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers.
“Jamie and Darrin have a natural, authentic connection with our guests and our brand,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We thought from the start that working on a project with them would develop into a wonderful business relationship and it has. But even more importantly, we’re pleased to work with such talented and genuine individuals.”
Tracks on The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent:
1. Living in the Kingdom of God
2. Eternal Vacation
3. Peace That Covers All the Pain
4. Cast Aside
5. Noah Found Grace
6. Family Bible
7. The Fourth Man
8. Until At Last I’m Home
9. Cross Over to the Other Side of Jordan
10. Come Back to Me
11. Welcome Home
12. Daddy Sang Bass
The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent is the latest in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program. In September, The Oak Ridge Boys’ CD It’s Only Natural was released through Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program. In July, Cracker Barrel released Jason Michael Carroll’sall-country Numbers with 11 new songs and one previous hit. In May, Cracker Barrel released Teddy Gentry’s Best New Nashville with original music from 12 talented new artists and Randy Travis’ self-titled album Randy Travis. In March of this year, Cracker Barrel released Kenny Rogers’ The Love of God, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Top Christian Albums chart. In January, Cracker Barrel released The Grascals & Friends - Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin, which debuted at #1 on Billboard magazine’s Bluegrass Albums chart and at #26 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. In November 2010, Cracker Barrel released Smokey Robinson’s Now & Then, which debuted at #19 on Billboard magazine’s R&B chart and was nominated for an NAACP IMAGE AWARD. September saw the release of the self-titled Rodney Atkins, which included four #1 hits, and Mandy Barnett’s Winter Wonderland. Over the last few years, Cracker Barrel has released exclusive CDs with Craig Morgan, Wynonna, Dailey & Vincent, Alan Jackson, the Zac Brown Band, George Jones, Montgomery Gentry, Dolly Parton, Bill Gaither, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Josh Turner, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, 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 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 608 company-owned locations in 42 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
For Cracker Barrel
Jeanne Ludington / (615) 443-9115
Webster & Associates
Kirt Webster / (615) 777-6995
For Dailey & Vincent
Don Murry Grubbs / (615) 275-8380
Sarah Leach / (617) 218-4480