Album available May 10.
Alison Krauss + Union Station will have a new compilation CD available exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations across the U.S. beginning May 10. Titled "Home on the Highways," the CD is a collection of 11 band-selected favorites from previously released albums.
The CD will be available in the 519 Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain locations, as well as crackerbarrel.com. It will sell for $11.99 and feature eight minutes of bonus video footage, including a jam session and footage of band members sharing childhood memories as they tour Cracker Barrel's decor warehouse, where the company stores vintage items used to decorate its restaurants.
AKUS records for Rounder Records. As first tipped on Billboard.biz, Cracker Barrel is the sponsor of the group's current Lonely Runs Both Ways tour.
To promote the CD, Cracker Barrel will partner with radio stations across the country for contests in which station winners will fly to Nashville for the band's "Home on the Highways" CD release party, to be held backstage May 7 at the Grand Ole Opry. The prize packages also include tickets to the band's Opry performance that night.