Iconic Country Group ALABAMA and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Announce Exclusive Southern Drawl: Deluxe Edition


Deluxe Edition Features Two Exclusive Bonus Tracks Available Only at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

LEBANON, Tenn. (Sept. 14, 2015) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and the iconic, GRAMMY® award-winning group ALABAMA today announced the upcoming album release of “Southern Drawl: Deluxe Edition” that will be available Sept. 18, 2015 exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. “Southern Drawl: Deluxe Edition” will feature two exclusive bonus tracks not found on the regular edition released by Gaither Music Group. “Southern Drawl” will be ALABAMA’s first collection of new music in over a decade. The album features 15 songs and will sell for $11.99.

“After a long break, we were happy to get back in the studio and are looking forward to sharing our latest," said all three ALABAMA members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen. “We know our fans enjoy eating at Cracker Barrel just as much as we do, so we are happy to have Southern Drawl: Deluxe Edition available exclusively there so fans can find our music in one of their favorite locations.”

“Southern Drawl” represents the best of what fans expect from ALABAMA – a wonderful blend of the band’s signature harmonies, rocking guitars, heartfelt lyrics and a dose of levity for good measure.

"Alabama's music is timeless, and a perfect fit for Cracker Barrel," said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. "The album is fresh and current, while maintaining the iconic Alabama sound fans have come to know and love. Cracker Barrel is honored to offer this special album, including two exclusive bonus tracks, to our guests."

The two songs exclusive to the deluxe edition of the album include “Backwoods Boogie” and “That’s How We Do It.”

Other stand-outs on the album include the lead single “Wasn’t Through Lovin’ You Yet,” the rowdy, in-your-face “Hillbilly Wins The Lotto Money,” the gorgeous “Come Find Me,” featuring vocals by Alison Krauss, the soon-to-be anthem “American Farmer,” the title track “Southern Drawl,” and the heart-warming, tear-inducing “I Wanna Be There.”

About Alabama
Alabama has sold more than 75 million albums and singles, achieved 43 No. 1 songs, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The group has received two GRAMMY Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (1982-1983); 20 American Music Awards, including 17 Favorite Country Band/Duo Awards (1982-1995, 1997-1998, 2003); nine CMA Awards, including three consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards (1982-1984); and 17 ACM Awards, including five consecutive Entertainer of the Year Awards (1981-1985). In addition, the band has received three special ACM Awards: Artist of the Decade (1988), The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award (2002) and 40th Anniversary Milestone Award (2005). For more information on Alabama, visit theAlabamaband.com.

About 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, 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 637 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.