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Wheelhouse – Special Edition album cover


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.

NEWS RELEASE

GRAMMY® NOMINEES THE BLACK KEYS, FUN.,
MUMFORD & SONS, RIHANNA, AND
TAYLOR SWIFT SET TO PERFORM ON
THE 
55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® 
 
LL COOL J RETURNS
AS HOST OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST NIGHT
®
                                                                         
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10,
8 P.M. ET/PT 
#TheWorldIsListening
 

 SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 09, 2013) — Current GRAMMY® nominees the Black KeysFUN.Mumford & SonsRihanna, and Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast. Two-time GRAMMY winnerLL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®. The Black Keys and FUN. will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time, while Mumford & Sons, Rihanna and Swift are returning to the GRAMMY stage. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network  from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®‘s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
 
FUN. and Mumford & Sons are two of six artists this year who lead with six nominations each. FUN. are up for Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “We Are Young” (Featuring Janelle Monáe); Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Some Nights; and Best New Artist. Mumford & Sons are nominated for Album Of The Year and Best Americana Album for Babel; Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “I Will Wait”; Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Learn Me Right” (FromBrave); and Best Long Form Music Video for Big Easy Express.
 
Two-time GRAMMY winners The Black Keys have five nominations: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Album for El Camino; and Record Of The Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (along with Brian Burton) for “Lonely Boy.” (Additionally, group member Dan Auerbach is nominated for Producer Of The Year Non Classical.)
 
Five-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift each have three nominations. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Where Have You Been,” Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Featuring Jay-Z) for “Talk That Talk,” and Best Short Form Music Video (Featuring Calvin Harris) for “We Found Love.” Swift is nominated in Record Of The Year for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with The Civil Wars) and Best Song Written For Visual Media (along with T Bone Burnett and the Civil Wars) for “Safe & Sound” (from The Hunger Games).
 
The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for The Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, and David Wild and Ken Ehrlich are the writers.

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like “The GRAMMYs” on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs’ social communities on Foursquare, GetGlue, Google +, InstagramPinterestTumblr, and YouTube.
 

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