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

A portion of proceeds from the 13-track CD sold at Cracker Barrel to
benefit the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation

LEBANON, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 for preorder exclusively at
this Friday, Jan. 15 and at all Cracker Barrel® locations on Friday,
Feb. 12.

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. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® 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.

“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,
while also giving to a charity they care so deeply about.”

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.

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 daughter’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. I’ll Fly Away
11. Jesus Paid It All
12. Suppertime
13. 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

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


Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
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