October 20, 2015
Cracker Barrel launches new music program with the release of Pentatonix's self-titled debut album
LEBANON, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2015) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Grammy Award winning vocal group Pentatonix today announced a partnership that brings the band’s debut self-titled studio album to all Cracker Barrel® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.
To celebrate the album’s release, the band will host a live Facebook chat on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. EST (subject to change) presented by Cracker Barrel to talk with fans and answer questions about the new project. To participate in the live chat, visit Pentatonix’s Facebook page at that time and ask a question on the group’s wall.
Pentatonix will also surprise Cracker Barrel guests at stores around the country later this year, as well as release an exclusive video.
“We are so excited Cracker Barrel is selling our new album in its stores,” said Pentatonix. “We love that they bring people together in a fun, family environment, so partnering with them was a natural fit.”
“PENTATONIX,” led by the single “Can’t Sleep Love,” includes 17 tracks that feature original music, covers and guest appearances from Jason Derulo and Tink. “Can’t Sleep Love” is currently rising up the charts and already has over 10 million views combined on YouTube.
“Cracker Barrel is known for highlighting music from a diverse range of artists and musical genres,” said Cracker Barrel Senior Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “Partnering with Pentatonix shows our breadth of offering and the evolution of our music program. We are excited to bring the newest sounds of these platinum-selling recording artists’ to our guests.”
Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, Platinum selling recording artists Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Maldonado, Avi Kaplan and Kevin “K.O.” Olusola of Pentatonix have sold more than 2 million albums in the U.S., won a Grammy Award, sold out venues worldwide, amassed over 1.1 billion views on their YouTube channel with over 9 million subscribers and appeared in the feature film “Pitch Perfect 2.” All six of their releases have peaked within the Top 5 on Billboard’s Digital Albums Chart with five reaching the Top 10 or higher on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Most recently, the group received two gold certifications for their “Daft Punk” medley and cover of Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” featuring violinist Lindsey Stirling.
Their 2014 holiday album, “That’s Christmas To Me,”sold more than 1.2 million copies in the U. S., which was the fourth best-selling album of 2014. This past summer the group released their very first documentary, “On My Way Home.” which follows the band on their sold out 2015 North American tour featuring behind-the-scenes footage, live performances and the making of their debut studio album, “Pentatonix.”
Visit www.ptxofficial.com or connect with Pentatonix on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news and information.
About the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® 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, Neal McCoy, Montgomery Gentry, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Craig Morgan, The Oak Ridge Boys, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, The Secret Sisters, Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, Ralph Stanley, Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Josh Turner, Wynonna and the Zac Brown Band. For details, visit crackerbarrel.com.
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. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 635 company-owned locations in 42 states. Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2015 Consumer Picks survey named Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® the winner in two Family-Dining Restaurants categories – Menu Variety and Atmosphere. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.