1. Michael W. Smith Releases 'Hymns' Project, Previews Capitol Records Debut

    April 03, 2014 5:30 PM EDT "Hymns," the brand new disc from Christian music artist Michael W. Smith, teams him up with an organization that he has known for many years: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. "We thought it could be a good fit," Smith said about the restaurant-gift store chain. "They…

  2. Vince Gill, Paul Franklin Return to 'Bakersfield' With Expanded Edition

    January 21, 2014 3:05 PM EST Vince Gill and Paul Franklin's "Bakersfield" - which was originally released this past July has definitely made an impact with traditionally minded country music fans, as the set made many "Best of" lists for 2013. One group of people that definitely took notice of…

  3. Vince Gill Remembers Phil Everly: 'That's the Guy I Was Trying to Be'

    January 17, 2014 2:18 PM EST Country singer also reveals he's working on an album with his daughter, Jenny The events of the past month has definitely left Vince Gill feeling a little nostalgic. The Jan. 3 passing of Phil Everly took the singer back in time, as he recalled some of the iconic music that he made with…

  4. David Nail Returns To Hot Country Songs Top 10

    November 28, 2013 1:00 PM EST Up 12-8 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, David Nail collects his third top 10 with "Whatever She's Got," his first title to reach the upper region since "Let It Rain" topped the Jan. 21, 2012, chart. Nail first cracked the top 10 with "Red Light,…

  5. 'Always… Patsy Cline' Star Mandy Barnett Takes on Don Gibson

    November 12, 2013 1:15 PM EST Since she first gained attention for her portrayal of Patsy Cline in the Ryman Auditorium's production of "Always… Patsy Cline" in 1994, Mandy Barnett has always demonstrated a love and appreciation of classic songs – as well as classic singers. Nowhere is that more apparent…

  6. Beck, Dan Deacon Headline L.A.'s Station to Station Railway Car Exhibit

    September 28, 2013 6:24 PM EDT By Maxwell Williams, The Hollywood Reporter At around 8 p.m. at Union Station in Los Angeles, artist Doug Aitken stood on tiptoes, inspecting through a camera lens indie-rock artist Dan Deacon’s spasmodic set. Under the cavernous Art Deco ceilings of the old ticket lobby, audience members…

  7. The Lacs' Score Career-Best Rank On Top Country Albums

    August 29, 2013 4:40 PM EDT With a career-best rank and biggest sales week on Top Country Albums (14,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan), country rap/southern rock duo the Lacs (Clay Sharpe and Brian King) draw Hot Shot Debut applause at No. 3 with their third album, "Keep it Redneck." Their previous…

  8. Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range Lead Bluegrass Awards Nominations

    August 14, 2013 7:00 PM EDT The Gibson Brothers have steadily built one of the top careers in Bluegrass music – culminating in last year’s win for Entertainer of the Year. This afternoon's announcement of nominations for the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Awards reflected their top-level status, as the duo…

  9. Clint Black Reflects On New Album & Cracker Barrel Partnership

    August 02, 2013 5:02 PM EDT Clint Black knows a good deal when he sees one, and the opportunity to partner up with Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores for his latest release, "When I Said I Do," was too good of one to resist. “I’ve been working on a lot of new music, and Cracker Barrel asked me to do a CD…

  10. Meat Puppets, A-Trak and Omarion Added to Summerfest Lineup

    May 17, 2013 10:09 AM EDT Summerfest is adding to its already massive lineup for the Milwaukee-based music festival, with '90s rockers Meat Puppets and Cracker joining the mid-summer party, along with indie band Rogue Wave among others. A-Trak, Umphrey's McGee, Omarion, JC Brooks & The Upown Sound, The…

  11. Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull 'Live It Up' on New Single: Listen

    May 08, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Like graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate, the combination of Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and producer RedOne has proven to be endlessly winning. After scoring hits with 2011's "On The Floor" and last year's "Dance Again," the trio has once again united for …

  12. Dailey & Vincent Return to Pure Bluegrass on 'Brothers Of The Highway'

    May 04, 2013 11:30 PM EDT It's one of the most distinctive sounds in bluegrass music – Darrin Vincent's laugh. His partner in Dailey & Vincent – Jamie Dailey talked about that infectious and unique sound. "He gets tickled all over himself sometimes, and we have to take him back to the bus and lock…

  13. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "Bastard" kicked off Tyler's…

  14. Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Release 'Bluegrassed' Collection

    January 16, 2013 5:35 AM EST 'Timeless Hits' arrives via exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The first release of the year by a major bluegrass act belongs to Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out. "Timeless Hits From The Past… Bluegrassed," an exclusive release from Cracker Barrel Old…

  15. Josh Turner's Two Albums in Top 20: 'Not How We Planned It'

    September 11, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Josh Turner fans are seeing double these days. In an industry where artists usually release a new project every twelve to eighteen months, the South Carolina native has two albums out -- within a three month span. In June, the singer issued his latest studio effort, "Punching Bag,"…

  16. Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban Talks Journey 'From Elvis to Elvira'

    September 06, 2012 5:30 PM EDT In the world of country music, the words "Oom Papa Mow Mow" might be recognized as some of the most legendary bass notes in the format's history. Of course, those lyrics were immortalized by Richard Sterban in the Oak Ridge Boys' 1981 recording of "Elvira," which…

  17. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam In Pa.

    August 20, 2012 12:30 PM EDT Chart Article PROMOTION Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler Jam at Sands Barenaked Ladies Both humor and hooks, as always, infused Barenaked Ladies' headlining set at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., Friday (Aug. 17). The group capped a night of adult alternative rock following…

  18. Dolly Parton Celebrates Gold, Talks Book and George Jones Project

    August 13, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Though the iconic Dolly Parton is no stranger to Gold or Platinum, the singer was especially pleased to receive a Gold plaque for her "An Evening With Dolly… Live" CD / DVD package Friday morning in Music City. In fact, the Country Music Hall of Fame member even knew where the…

  19. Barenaked Ladies' 'Animal House' Musical will Go 'Places You Never Expected'

    July 06, 2012 1:00 PM EDT There will likely be togas and food fights and strange initiation rites, but the stage adaptation of "Animal House," with music by Barenaked Ladies , will not be a rote recasting of the hit 1978 film. "We got a call from the producers of the show, and they said, 'We like…

  20. Edens Edge Debut Was Worth the Wait

    June 12, 2012 6:05 PM EDT Rising Country Trio Talk First Two Singles, Rascal Flatts Tour & More E dens Edge 's self-titled debut hits stores Tuesday (June 12), with an deluxe edition also on sale at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. According to the Big Machine trio's Hannah Blaylock, it's a day…

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