Neal McCoy and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Announce Exclusive Pride: A Tribute To Charley Pride: Deluxe Edition CD

9/29/2014
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Country Singer Neal McCoy And Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Announce Exclusive Pride: A Tribute To Charley Pride: Deluxe Edition CD

September 30, 2014
LEBANON, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2014) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and fan-favorite country music artist Neal McCoy announce the upcoming CD release of Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride: Deluxe Edition, which will be available on Nov. 3 exclusively at all 633 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers. Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride: Deluxe Edition contains two exclusive bonus tracks not found on the original edition that was released in 2013 by Slate Creek Records. The album contains McCoy’s versions of 13 songs made famous by the legendary Pride, and will sell for $11.99. Highlights include McCoy performing duets with three of country music’s greatest voices. McCoy sings “Roll On Mississippi” with Trace Adkins, “I’m Just Me” with Raul Malo, and Pride’s signature song (which earned songwriter Ben Peters a GRAMMY Award in 1972 for Best Country song), “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” with Darius Rucker.

“I wanted to open people’s eyes about Charley and remind them of all that he has accomplished,” said McCoy. “I thought the best way to do that was to just put his music out there and let people hear what great country music sounds like. I am, and always have been, a huge fan of Cracker Barrel® and I am proud to join their exclusive music program and release a Deluxe Edition of this album so that more people can be reminded of Charley’s amazing musical legacy.”

“Cracker Barrel is excited to welcome Neal McCoy to our exclusive music family and join him in his mission to shine a spotlight on his mentor, the great Charley Pride,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We know our guests will enjoy Neal’s album and we are happy to bring it to them in an exclusive Deluxe Edition.”

Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride: Deluxe Edition was produced by veteran music producer Garth Fundis who, as a young studio engineer, was present for many of Pride’s original studio sessions with producer Jack Clement. The 13 songs on the album are:

  1. “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone”
  2. “I’m Just Me” (duet with Raul Malo)
  3. “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” (duet with Darius Rucker)
  4. “Kaw-Liga”
  5. “It’s Gonna Take a Little Bit Longer”
  6. “Roll On Mississippi” (duet with Trace Adkins)
  7. “Just Between You and Me”
  8. “Mountain of Love”
  9. “Someone Loves You Honey”
  10. “You’re My Jamaica”
  11. “Why Baby Why” (*)
  12. “Let Me Live” (*)

(*) exclusive bonus tracks

The legendary Charley Pride is one of the country music’s most successful singers, having achieved 29 No. 1 hits and three GRAMMY Awards (including Best Country Vocal Performance, Male in 1972). He was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and CMA Male Vocalist of the Year in 1971 and 1972. Pride joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1993 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000.

In 1981, Pride was introduced to McCoy after the younger singer won a nightclub talent contest in Dallas and soon hired the newcomer to be his opening act at his concerts. McCoy continued to work for Pride until 1986 when he left to pursue a recording contract. McCoy is best known for his two No.1 hits, “No Doubt About It” and “Wink,” as well as for songs such as “For a Change,” “They’re Playin’ Our Song,” “You Gotta Love That,” “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” and “The Shake.” He has earned three Platinum and four Gold albums. Currently McCoy is touring with Blake Shelton on the “Ten Times Crazier Tour.” For more information, visit nealmccoy.com.

About the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Exclusive Music Program
Neal McCoy’s Pride: A Tribute to Charley Pride: 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, The Secret Sisters, Ricky Skaggs, Michael W. Smith, Aaron Tippin, Randy Travis, Josh Turner, Wynonna, and the Zac Brown Band. For details, visit crackerbarrel.com.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
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 633 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 crackerbarrel.com.

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