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Aug 4

The Oak Ridge Boys to Release New Cracker Barrel CD

The Oak Ridge Boys Photo Credit: Jarrett Gaza

The Oak Ridge Boys will release their new album, It’s Only Natural, through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s exclusive music program on September 19. The album celebrates the 30th year of the band’s hit song “Elvira,” with a re-recording of the song as well as six other hits and five new songs.

“The heart of the CD was inspired by a collection of time-honored songs, but its soul comes from the collaboration we had on this project with talented producers Ron Chancey and Michael Sykes,” said Joe Bonsall.  “Ron originally produced ‘Elvira’ and all of our gold and platinum albums. This is Michael’s ninth project co-producing with Duane.”

“The Oak Ridge Boys’ authenticity and ability to connect with multi-generational audiences make them a perfect fit with our guests and our brand,” said Julie Craig, marketing manager for Cracker Barrel.  “We’re delighted to celebrate their 30 year anniversary of ‘Elvira’ and to offer our guests this special CD as part of our exclusive music program.  We’re also thrilled to know that in just a few days, they will become official members of the Grand Ole Opry.  What a wonderful and well-deserved honor!”

The band’s songs “Lucky Moon,” “No Matter How High,” “Gonna Take a Lot of River,” “Beyond Those Years” and “True Heart” will all be featured on the album. One of the new songs, “Sacrifice…for Me,” written by Joe Bonsall, is dedicated to America’s heroes. The project is the latest in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program that includes releases most recently from Jason Michael Carroll, Kenny Rogers, The Grascals and many more.

GAC congratulates the Oaks on their new CD and upcoming induction into the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, August 6!

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