A portion of proceeds from the 13-track CD sold at Cracker Barrel to benefit the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation
NASHVILLE (Jan. 12, 2016) â€“ Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreÂ® and country music duo Joey+Rory announced yesterday that a deluxe package of the upcoming Hymns That Are Important To Us CD will be available for preorder exclusively at crackerbarrel.com this Friday, Jan. 15 and at all Cracker BarrelÂ® locations on Friday, Feb. 12.
In addition to the duoâ€™s seventh studio album, the deluxe CD package includes never-before-seen photos of Joey+Rory and their family, a magnet, lyrics, excerpts and stories from Roryâ€™s blog, “This Life I Live,â€ and a closer look into the coupleâ€™s journey creating this album together. Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreÂ® will donate $1.00 of the retail sales price of each deluxe CD package sold while supplies last to the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation, a nonprofit supported by the musical duo.
â€œJoey and I feel blessed to partner with Cracker Barrel for the deluxe package of our new hymns album,â€ said Rory Feek. â€œThese 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.â€
Hymns That Are Important To Us features 13 tracks that â€œcapture the words and melodies that were the soundtrack to Joeyâ€™s childhood,â€ said Rory. â€œItâ€™s the one Joey has always wanted to make â€“ filled with the hymns she grew up with.â€
The album provides an intimate glimpse into the husband and wifeâ€™s life-changing year and includes â€œWhen Iâ€™m Gone,â€ a song that has special meaning to the couple, who approached Cracker Barrel about the partnership. â€œWe recorded the album in a studio in Nashville early in the summer â€” just after recovering from [Joeyâ€™s] first big surgery in Chicago,â€ Rory said. â€œAnd then she did her vocals where she couldâ€¦in hotel rooms, our house, wherever and whenever she felt up to singing.â€
â€œJoey 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,â€ said Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. â€œWhen they approached us about partnering on this album, we were honored to have the opportunity to support the project and share their music again, while also giving to a charity they care so deeply about.â€
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 Billboardâ€™s charts. Recent partnerships include the brandâ€™s first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and â€œFight Songâ€ singer Rachel Platten, as well as industry staples Michael W. Smith and Alabama. Cracker Barrelâ€™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 Pentatonixâ€™s surprise performance at a Nashville-area Cracker Barrel last November.
The Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the education, research and support of those affected by the genetic disorder that affects the connective tissue in the body. The nonprofit has special meaning to Joey and Rory, whose daughterâ€™s best friend has the disorder.
Full Track Listing:
1. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
2. I Surrender All
3. He Touched Me
4. Softly and Tenderly
5. Jesus Loves Me
6. It Is Well With My Soul
7. The Old Rugged Cross
8. I Need Thee Every Hour
9. How Great Thou Art
10. Iâ€™ll Fly Away
11. Jesus Paid It All
13. When Iâ€™m Gone
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 â€œCan You Duetâ€ 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 GRAMMYÂ® Award for their version of â€œIf I Needed Youâ€ (Country Classics) 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 thatâ€™s surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of Americaâ€™s country heritageâ€¦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. Nationâ€™s Restaurant Newsâ€™ 2015 Consumer Picks survey named Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreÂ® the winner in two Family-Dining Restaurants categories â€“ Menu Variety and Atmosphere. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.
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