Singer’s tenth studio album releases at Cracker Barrel® this month
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® today announced nine-time CMA Award winner Blake Shelton’s tenth studio album “If I’m Honest” will be available at all Cracker Barrel® locations nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on May 20, 2016.
In a lead up to the album’s release, Cracker Barrel is exclusively debuting Shelton’s new music video for his latest single “Savior’s Shadow,” which is available for viewing now on crackerbarrel.com/blakeshelton.
Shelton’s new album, produced by Scott Hendricks, features 15 new tracks, including the top 5 hit single “Came Here To Forget” and the duet Shelton co-wrote with Gwen Stefani, “Go Ahead And Break My Heart.” The album includes two other songs written by Shelton including the gospel/hymn track "Savior's Shadow" and "Friends," the feature song in the upcoming “Angry Birds” movie out May 20, 2016. The five-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Award winner and Grammy nominee has sold over nine million albums and 21 million tracks to date, including 16 consecutive No. 1 songs on country radio.
"I'm so proud of this album," said Shelton. "These 15 songs tell the story of my life over the last year, and I think it's the best record we could have made."
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 releases from the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Spotlight Music program include the brand’s first pop albums with a cappella group Pentatonix and “Fight Song” singer Rachel Platten, its first R&B album with Anthony Hamilton, as well as recent albums from Joey+Rory and Cole Swindell.
“Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to partner with many iconic artists,” said Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “We always look for artists who are an authentic fit to our brand and that our guests care about. Blake certainly fits the bill, and we’re thrilled to debut his new music video and offer his new album in our stores.”
Cracker Barrel’s music program presents a unique opportunity for the company to connect with consumers through an array of musical genres and artists. Most recently, Cracker Barrel powered the Content Creator Studio at the ACM Party For A Cause® Festival where some of today’s top country music artists created original content alongside social media stars for their various digital channels.
“If I’m Honest” Track List
- Straight Outta Cold Beer
- She’s Got A Way With Words
- Bet You Still Think About Me
- Every Time I Hear That Song
- Came Here To Forget
- Every Goodbye
- It Ain’t Easy
- A Guy With A Girl
- Go Ahead And Break My Heart (Featuring Gwen Stefani)
- Friends (from The Angry Birds Movie)
- One Night Girl
- Doing It To Country Songs (Featuring The Oak Ridge Boys)
- You Can’t Make This Up
- Savior’s Shadow
About Blake Shelton
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” Grammy nominee and five-time CMA Awards Male Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. With 16 consecutive No. 1 singles, Shelton owns the record of successive No. 1 singles in the modern era and has a total of 21 No. 1 singles. “Came Here To Forget,” is the first single from his forthcoming album “If I’m Honest,” out May 20, 2016. The album features three songs written by Shelton which include the gospel tinged “Savior’s Shadow,” “Friends,” which is featured in the upcoming “Angry Birds” movie and “Go Ahead And Break My Heart,” a song he co-wrote and performs with Gwen Stefani. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, he has earned a host of awards throughout his career, including the recent People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Country Artist. Shelton is celebrating his 10th season on NBC’s “The Voice” and recently hosted Nickelodeon’s slime-filled Kids’ Choice Awards. Shelton will be the subject of a career-spanning exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. “Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story,” which opens May 27, 2016, will explore the life and work of one of country music’s most popular and multi-dimensional artists. He will hit the road in September for his Blake Shelton presented by Gildan tour, which kicks off with a two-night stand in Oklahoma City. For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton.
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 636 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® company-owned locations in 42 states and owns the fast casual restaurant 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.