Lebanon, TN — Rounder Records recording group Dailey & Vincent were honored with multiple awards during the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) awards show on February 5, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn. Together they won Gospel Group of the Year (Contemporary), Vocal Group of the Year, and Overall Bluegrass Band of the Year. Separately, Jamie Dailey earned Entertainer of the Year and Contemporary Male Vocalist, and Darrin Vincent earned Bass Performer of the Year. In addition, acclaimed bluegrass group The Grascals was named Instrumental Group of the Year at the 39th Annual SPBGMA Awards.
“We are delighted that Jamie Dailey, Darrin Vincent, and their group have been recognized by their fans and members of SPBGMA in such an exciting way,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “Since they released The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent on January 9, their second CD in the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® exclusive music program, Jamie and Darrin have connected with our guests in Cracker Barrel stores throughout their travels. Their talent and spirit shines through whether they are performing on stage or visiting at one of our tables and we’re very proud of them.”
“The Grascals hit the ground performing at the start of 2011 with phenomenal music steeped in the bluegrass tradition that touched the hearts of their contemporary audiences,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “We are thrilled to congratulate them on their achievements and proud of all of their accomplishments, particularly the success of their January 3, 2011 Cracker Barrel exclusive music program release of The Grascals & Friends – Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin CD<?em>.” The album debuted at #1 on Billboard magazine’s Bluegrass Albums chart and at #26 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent, the latest CD in Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums chart (week ending January 15, 2012) and has remained #1 for four weeks. 2011 Cracker Barrel releases include The Oak Ridge Boys’ CD It’s Only Natural in September; Jason Michael Carroll’s all-country Numbers with 11 new songs and one previous hit in July; the May release of Teddy Gentry’s Best New Nashville with original music from 12 talented new artists and Randy Travis’ self-titled album Randy Travis. In March 2011 Cracker Barrel released Kenny Rogers’ The Love of God, which debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and #2 on the Top Christian Albums chart; The Grascals & Friends – Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin in January, which debuted at #1 on Billboard magazine’s Bluegrass Albums chart and at #26 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. In November 2010, Cracker Barrel released Smokey Robinson’s Now & Then, which debuted at #19 on Billboard magazine’s R&B chart and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. September saw the release of the self-titled Rodney Atkins, which included four #1 hits, and Mandy Barnett’s Winter Wonderland. Over the last few years, Cracker Barrel has released exclusive CDs with Craig Morgan, Wynonna, 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, Sara Evans and Charlie Daniels.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 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. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n’ dumplins as well as its made from scratch biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBRL) was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 610 company-owned locations in 42 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.