Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Releases Classic Opry CDs

LEBANON, TN. 

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. has announced that they are releasing five new CD’s in their ‘Live Classics’ series, honoring the Grand Ole Opry.  Country legends like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings are just a few of the many artists whose Opry performances are captured on this special collection available exclusively at Cracker Barrel.For more than 80 years, Americans have tuned into the weekly broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry, America’s longest-running radio program. In the 1960s, the Opry spotlight shined in Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, known worldwide as the Mother Church of Country Music. All 60 performances featured on the ‘Live Classics’ five-CD series were recorded live during weekly Opry broadcasts in that era and include many heartfelt moments during the artist introductions.

‘Wonderful Opry moments are captured on these CDs,’ said Simon Turner, Chief Marketing Officer at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. ‘You’ll hear Patsy Cline’s sweet giggle right before she sings Imagine That and Faron Young graciously thank Willie Nelson for writing Hello Walls. Listening to these special moments and the performances bring back so many Opry memories, whether those memories occurred at the Ryman or in your living room as the family listened to the show.

All digitally re-mastered and previously unreleased, these legendary performances sound just as they did when they were first broadcast by radio station WSM’s powerhouse 50,000 watt transmitter. Each CD is sold separately for $11.99 and features a unique theme.

• Great Love Ballads includes Patsy Cline’s Leavin’ On Your Mind, recorded shortly before her death in 1963.
• Great Ladies of the Opry features Cline, Dottie West, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette and Connie Smith.
• Opry Gospel shines with Roy Acuff, Bill Monroe, Sonny James, Mother Maybelle Carter and Flatt and Scruggs.
• Legends of the Opry includes Porter Wagoner, Bill Anderson, George Jones and Waylon Jennings singing his first top 20 hit, Stop The World And Let Me Off.
• Great Number 1 Hits features Johnny Cash, Bill Anderson, Marty Robbins and Ernest Tubb’s lighthearted rendition of Walking The Floor Over You. p>The Grand Ole Opry Live Classics CDs are available at 553 Cracker Barrel locations and online at www.crackerbarrel.com.

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