Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will release Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition, an exclusive and expanded edition of Vince Gill and famed steel guitarist Paul Franklin’s Bakersfield tribute album, on January 27. The duo pays tribute to the famous sound by performing songs from Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, two of Bakersfield’s most famous musicians.
“This project has been a labor of love for me and Paul,” said Vince. “Paul and I both love the ‘Bakersfield’ sound that Buck and Merle represent. We are excited that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® approached us to create this special Deluxe Edition of Bakersfield because it allowed us to go back and record some additional songs we think everyone will enjoy.”
“I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again: this may be Vince’s greatest project,” said Paul. “What a showcase! I’ve heard him sing for 30 years, but he sings licks on this record I never heard before.”
“We are proud to offer the exclusive Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition album from Vince and Paul to our guests,” Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Marketing Manager Julie Craig said. “We hope our guests, as well as music lovers everywhere, will be excited that Vince and Paul could dip back into that well and add four additional songs to what is already a classic album.”
Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition will contain four additional songs and be available at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The digital version of Bakersfield: Deluxe Edition will be available for purchase via iTunes and Amazon on January 28.