The Grand Ole Opry and Cracker Barrel have teamed up to present a collaboration of live performances from the Grand Ole Opry stage. The collaboration is made up from music spanning six decades from mid 1950s to the 2000s. The first CD is a three-disc series, Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection plus a contemporary Our Kind Of Country CD.
“It’s as close to an Opry experience as you can get without actually being in the Opry House,” says Julie Craig, the marketing manager for Cracker Barrel. “Listeners will enjoy high quality sound on every track, songs by historically renowned artists and enduring examples of some truly great performances.”
Every artist on the CD is a member of the Opry, and they all have collectively won every major award presented by the Country Music Association. The artists include Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Diamond Rio, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry, and Dierks Bentley.
The Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection includes classic artists such as Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and more. The CD also provides music from The Outlaws and several duets including Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton.
Over the last few years, Cracker Barrel has released exclusive CDs with Alan Jackson, the Zac Brown Band, George Jones, Montgomery Gentry, Dolly Parton, Bill Gaither, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Josh Turner, Amy Grant, Kenny Rogers, Sara Evans, and Charlie Daniels.
The CDs are sold separately for $11.99 and are available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores and Grand Ole Opry retail locations as well as online at crackerbarrel.com and opry.com.