LEBANON, Tenn. (March 21, 2013) – Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Arista Nashville announce the release of Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse – Special Edition album which will be available on April 9 at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com and select digital retailers. The release includes three additional exclusive tracks and coincides with Paisley’s Wheelhouse standard edition release on Arista Nashville.
Among the special guests joining Paisley on Wheelhouse – Special Edition are Charlie Daniels, LL COOL J, Eric Idle, Mat Kearney, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and the late Roger Miller. Paisley produced his new album and wrote or co-wrote all 17 of the tracks.
“Three of the tracks on Wheelhouse – Special Edition are exclusive to Cracker Barrel, making an exceptional addition to Brad Paisley’s latest, already outstanding CD,” says Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We’re thrilled to bring our guests a Brad Paisley music experience both in our stores and throughout the country as his Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® travels to 29 cities in the U.S. and Canada beginning in May.”
Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer, which has earned him three GRAMMY® awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association, three ASCAP Country Music Songwriter/Artists awards and numerous other awards, as well as being a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Since his first #1 single in 1999, he has placed 21 singles at the top of the country charts. Paisley’s upcoming album, Wheelhouse – Special Edition, will be released on April 9 and includes the #1 hit, “Southern Comfort Zone,” and his current single, “Beat This Summer.” His 2012 Virtual Reality World Tour played to over one million fans in the U.S. and Europe. His 2013 tour will kick off on May 9 in St. Louis – Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®.
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 622 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.
LADY ANTEBELLUM, WILLIE NELSON AND FAMILY, TRACE ADKINS, HUNTER HAYES, AND MORE ANNOUNCED AS INAUGURAL TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL PERFORMERS
Hunter Mountain to Host 3-Day Festival June 13–15, 2013
HUNTER, N.Y. – Townsquare Media Group and Chet-5 Festivals are pleased to announce the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival featuring Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson & Family, Trace Adkins, Billy Currington, Hunter Hayes, Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols, Gloriana, Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch, Blackberry Smoke and more June 13-15, 2013 at Hunter Mountain Resort in the scenic Catskills Mountains. The 3-day music festival was announced earlier today at a press conference held at Hunter Mountain Resort. Ticket packages begin at just $120 and afford fans three days of live music from today’s hottest acts in country music in a picturesque locale less than two hours from New York City. Early Bird Discounted Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Friday, February 1 at 10 a.m. EST on www.tasteofcountryfestival.com. VIP ticket options, mountainside camping, resort accommodations and more are available online.
“TasteofCountry.com and our partners at Chet-5 Festivals are delighted to bring the Northeast’s first large-scale multi-day country music festival to Hunter Mountain,” shared Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events of Townsquare Media Group, the owner of TasteofCountry.com. “We are focused on the audience experience – delivering our folks the artists and music they love in a beautiful setting that delivers world-class resort and camping accommodations, outdoor recreation and top-notch food and beverage service.”
“We are very excited about our new partnership with the Townsquare Media Group,” said Gary Chetkof, founder of the Mountain Jam Music Festival. “Combining our experience producing the Mountain Jam Music Festival along with Townsquare Media Group’s assets makes for a powerful partnership that will produce a world-class country music event for many years to come.”
The Taste of Country Music Festival will be held the weekend following the ninth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival that is scheduled for June 6-9, 2013. Mountain Jam is one of the top music festivals in the country and will feature Phil Lesh & Friends, Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Primus, Dispatch, The Avett Brothers and more. Additional information can be found on www.MountainJam.com.
More information can be found online by visitingwww.tasteofcountryfestival.com, www.facebook.com/tasteofcountryfestival
or by following @TOCFestival on Twitter.
Suggested Twitter copy: Today @TOCFestival reveals @LadyA, @WillieNelson @HunterHayes & more as performers June 13-15. bit.ly/ViohC3 #tocfest
Taste of Country Music Festival is produced by Townsquare Media Group and by Gary Chetkof’s Chet-5 Festivals, LLC, in association with TasteofCountry.com.
About Chet-5 Festivals
Chet-5 Festivals produces the Mountain Jam Festival as well as dozens of concerts in and around the Hudson Valley. It is also the sister company of Radio Woodstock.
Radio Woodstock is a global multi-media company that includes the award-winning radio station, Radio Woodstock 100.1, Woodstock’s hometown radio station, as well as internet radio stations, Radio Woodstock 69, and Radio Woodstock LIVE. All three are available online at RadioWoodstock.com.
Listen online: www.radiowoodstock.com
About Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. Its assets include 244 radio stations, 250 local companion websites in 51 small to mid-sized markets, 350 live music and non-music events annually and certain national digital properties including Taste of Country, Diffuser.fm, Ultimate Classic Rock, Loudwire, The FW, GuySpeed, ScreenCrush and PopCrush, as well as a network of music and entertainment digital properties reaching over 60 million U.S. unique visitors and E-commerce business Seize the Deal. Additionally, Townsquare Media Group also operates Townsquare Cares, a non-profit organization that seeks to better the lives of troops and their families. www.townsquaremediagroup.com
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