Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® Announces Multi-Platinum Trio Lady Antebellum as Spotlight Music Partner

6/1/2017
Lady Antebellum Heartbreak

Group’s sixth studio album also available on vinyl at Cracker Barrel® locations nationwide

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® today announced its latest Spotlight Music partner, seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum, as they highlight their sixth studio album “HEART BREAK” (Capitol Records Nashville), available June 9, 2017. Cracker Barrel will offer the trio’s new record and vinyl formats at all stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com.

Alongside producer busbee, Lady Antebellum’s desire to shake things up was made evident by their current Top 15 single “You Look Good,” complete with a funky horn arrangement. The trio had a hand in writing eleven songs on “HEART BREAK,” resulting in their most intimate and heartfelt work to date. As Lady Antebellum gears up to get back on the road, the group is excited to add this new range of sounds and colors into a set already packed with a familiar arsenal of hits. “HEART BREAK” ranges from the sweet melancholy of “Somebody Else’s Heart” to the dramatic, surging ballad “Hurt,” which is a powerful vehicle for co-lead singer Hillary Scott’s voice as she soars over a spare rhythm section and classic string arrangement. With the clever extended metaphor of its lyrics and percolating groove, “Army” has a feel that’s a throwback to ‘70s pop, while the bright, breezy lift-off of “Think About You,” with an R&B-style guitar bouncing off of a banjo lick, is entirely of the moment.

“’HEART BREAK’ shares our personal stories over the past decade and has a universal feel to it that everyone has related to at one time or another,” said Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley. “We can't wait to get it out and are excited to share the record with Cracker Barrel guests on vinyl, too."

After taking time to pursue solo projects last year, Lady Antebellum is set to return to the road, with more than 65 shows planned in six countries on their You Look Good World Tour. To date, Lady Antebellum has sold over 18 million units, received nine No. 1 hits, and swept the country music category by taking home Billboard Music Awards, multiple ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” Awards, and a People’s Choice Award.

“As part of our commitment to music and entertainment, Cracker Barrel’s Spotlight Music Program has always been grounded in partnerships with emerging artists and musical legends alike,” said Cracker Barrel Senior Vice President of Marketing Don Hoffman. “Lady Antebellum is one of those icons of the industry, and we’re pleased to bring their music to our guests nationwide, as well as to share a few original videos on our social channels through the Spotlight program.”

Cracker Barrel has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in top spots on a range of Billboard charts. Recent Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music partners show the diverse range of genres and artists that partner with the brand, including MercyMe, Alison Krauss, Anthony Hamilton, Rachel Platten and Reba McEntire. In February, Cracker Barrel’s partnership with a cappella group Pentatonix and singer-songwriter legend Dolly Parton won the artists a Grammy Award for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” for their unique remix of Parton’s 1970s hit “Jolene.”

“HEART BREAK” Track Listing:

  1. Heart Break
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure, Nicolle Galyon)

  2. You Look Good
    (busbee, Ryan Hurd, Hillary Lindsey)

  3. Somebody Else's Heart
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Shane McAnally)

  4. This City
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sara Haze, Will Weatherly)

  5. Hurt
    (Jon Green, Melissa Peirce, Ben West)

  6. Army
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Nicolle Galyon)

  7. Think About You
    (Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, Sara Haze, Will Weatherly)

  8. Good Time To Be Alive
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Will Weatherly, Emily Weisband)

  9. Big Love in a Small Town
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds)

  10. The Stars
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee)

  11. Teenage Heart
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jon Green)

  12. Home
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee)

  13. Famous
    (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Eric Paslay)

About Lady Antebellum
With a new sense of history and possibilities, Lady Antebellum's sixth studio album “HEART BREAK” (Capitol Records Nashville), out June 9, had Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott on a new mission — setting aside time to put themselves in new surroundings and concentrate on writing and exploring musical endeavors with no distractions. The new music follows more than 18 million units, nine No. 1 hits, ACM and CMA "Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row, and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Lady Antebellum will hit more than 65 shows in six countries including South Africa for the first time, on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR presented by NABISCO, which recently launched with special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

About Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRL) 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. Established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn., Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. and its affiliates operate 644 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® company-owned locations in 44 states and own the fast casual restaurants Holler & Dash™. Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2016 Consumer Picks survey named Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® the Best Family-Dining Restaurant in America. For more information about the company, visit crackerbarrel.com.