GRAMMY® Award Nominated Country Music Duo Joey+Rory and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Announce Exclusive “Hymns That Are Important To Us” Deluxe CD Package

1/11/2016

13-track CD with bonus content features never-before-seen photos and other exclusive items

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and country music duo Joey+Rory today announced that a deluxe package of the upcoming “Hymns That Are Important To Us” CD will be available Friday, Feb. 12 exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.

In addition to the duo’s seventh studio album, the deluxe CD package includes never-before-seen photos of Joey and Rory and their family, a magnet, lyrics, excerpts and stories from Rory’s blog, “This Life I Live,” and a closer look into the couple’s journey creating this album together. 

“Joey and I feel blessed to partner with Cracker Barrel for the deluxe package of our new hymns album,” said Rory Feek. “These songs of faith and hope mean so much to us, and to have them wrapped within intimate stories and photos from our lives is a dream come true. We are both big fans of the restaurant, and our family has held hands and said blessings over many meals there throughout the years.”

“Hymns That Are Important To Us” features 13 tracks that “capture the words and melodies that were the soundtrack to Joey’s childhood,” said Rory. “It’s the one Joey has always wanted to make – filled with the hymns she grew up with,” he continued.

The album provides an intimate glimpse into the husband and wife’s life-changing year and includes “When I’m Gone,” a song that has special meaning to the couple, who approached Cracker Barrel about the partnership. “We recorded the album in a studio in Nashville early in the summer — just after recovering from [Joey’s] first big surgery in Chicago,” Rory said. “And then she did her vocals where she could … in hotel rooms, our house, wherever and whenever she felt up to singing.”

“Joey and Rory have been a part of the Cracker Barrel family for many years, playing at our Home Office and releasing their sixth studio album in our stores in 2014,” said Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “When they approached us about partnering on this album, we were honored to have the opportunity to support the project and share their music again."

Since 2005, Cracker Barrel has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in top spots on a range of Billboard’s charts. Recent partnerships include the brand’s first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, as well as industry staples Michael W. Smith and Alabama. Cracker Barrel’s music program presents a unique opportunity for the company to connect with consumers through an array of musical genres and artists, providing not only the music, but also unique experiences, such as Pentatonix’s surprise performance at a Nashville-area Cracker Barrel last November.

Full Track Listing:

  • Take My Hand, Precious Lord
  • I Surrender All
  • He Touched Me
  • Softly and Tenderly
  • Jesus Loves Me
  • It Is Well With My Soul
  • The Old Rugged Cross
  • I Need Thee Every Hour
  • How Great Thou Art
  • I’ll Fly Away
  • Jesus Paid It All
  • Suppertime
  • When I’m Gone

About Joey+Rory
Joey+Rory, a country music duo featuring husband-and-wife vocalists Rory Feek and Joey Martin Feek, spent years focusing on their individual careers; but they both realized they were stronger together which laid the groundwork for a collaborative songwriting and performing career. The new formation resulted in their debut on the CMT competition show “Can You Duet” in 2008 placing third; releasing their debut album, “The Life of a Song;” and winning the 2010 Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Vocal Duo. The couple has been nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award for their version of “If I Needed You” for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

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.

Revised Jan. 16, 2016

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