The Secret Sisters and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store announce exclusive Put Your Needle Down: Deluxe Edition CD, available beginning today

Deluxe Edition of Critically Acclaimed Album Contains Two Bonus Tracks, Available Exclusively at All Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Locations and


LEBANON, Tenn. (July 23, 2014) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and The Secret Sisters announce the release of Put Your Needle Down: Deluxe Edition, available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. Put Your Needle Down: Deluxe Edition contains two brand-new and exclusive bonus tracks not found on the regular edition that was released in April. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album contains 14 songs and will sell for $11.99.

Rolling Stone praised The Secret Sisters for their “ethereal harmonies” on the album while NPR commented that “Real life sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers are as flawlessly retro as ‘Mad Men’ and as lively and bold as Bettie Page, and their voices ring in impeccable harmonies that soar straight into the Everly Brothers’ territory.” The New York Times commended them for “…writing songs that hark back to vintage country storytelling” and went on to say “it’s no wonder the producer T Bone Burnett teamed up with them; they’re devoted to the rootsy anachronism, the throwback with modern savvy.” The Fort Worth Star-Telegram said, “Like orchids blooming in the swamp, The Secret Sisters embody beauty amid harshness….[they] make music with echoes of the past — everyone from the Everly Brothers and Kitty Wells to Simon & Garfunkel and Emmylou Harris lingers in the background like shadows — that enriches the present day.” And, the UK’s Independent wrote “These songs bounce, buzz and bubble along with timeless life. And jeez louise, those harmonies!”

“Cracker Barrel has always offered classic Southern food and fun items updated for modern tastes to our guests, just as The Secret Sisters embrace classic musical traditions and add their own unique modern spin,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We are excited to release an exclusive Deluxe Edition of The Secret Sisters’ album. We know our guests will enjoy their great songs and those beautiful sibling harmonies.”

“We grew up eating home-grown, Southern comfort food made mostly by our grandmothers,” said both Laura and Lydia. “Cracker Barrel has always been a top choice for us, because eating there reminds us of home and the meals we shared so often with our family. We both have a soft spot for meals at Cracker Barrel, which is what makes us excited about this exclusive music program and being able to release Put Your Needle Down in a Deluxe Edition format. We always want to give more to our fans, so being able to offer two additional songs on the Deluxe Edition CD is something that makes us very happy.”

The Secret Sisters wrote or co-wrote all but three of the songs on Put Your Needle Down: Deluxe Edition. Songwriters featured on the album include Boudleaux Bryant, Brandi Carlile, Bob Dylan, Polly Jean Harvey (aka PJ Harvey), Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth, Angelo Petraglia, Gordie Sampson, and Dan Wilson. The songs on the album are:

1) “Rattle My Bones” (written by Brandi CarlilePhil Hanseroth, and Tim Hanseroth)

2) “Iuka” (written by Laura Rogers, Lydia Rogers, and Dan Wilson)

3) “Dirty Lie” (written by Bob Dylan, Laura Rogers, and Lydia Rogers)

4) “The Pocket Knife” (written by Polly Jean Harvey)

5) “Let There Be Lonely” (written by Laura Rogers, Lydia Rogers, and Gordie Sampson)

6) “Black and Blue” (written by Brandi Carlile, Laura Rogers, and Lydia Rogers)

7) “Lonely Island” (written by Boudleaux Bryant)

8) “I Can Not Find A Way” (written by Laura and Lydia Rogers)

9) “If I Don’t” (written by Laura and Lydia Rogers)

10) “Good Luck, Good Night, Goodbye” (written by Angelo Petraglia, Laura Rogers, and Lydia Rogers

11) “Bad Habit” (written by Brandi Carlile, Laura Rogers, and Lydia Rogers)

12) “River Jordan” (written by Laura and Lydia Rogers)

13) “You’ve Got It Wrong” (written by Laura and Lydia Rogers)

14) “Next Sunday” (written by Laura and Lydia Rogers)

For more information on The Secret Sisters, visit

About the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Exclusive Music Program

The Secret Sisters’ Put Your Needle Down: 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, 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, Michael W. Smith, Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Josh Turner, Wynonna, and the Zac Brown Band. For details, visit

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. 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 630 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

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