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An Evening with Dolly PartonLebanon, TN -- The first-ever Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® two-disc set, An Evening With...Dolly, has earned a Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Gold award. The DVD/CD was RIAA certified just four weeks after its April 2 release date and its debut at #2 on Billboard's Top DVD Music Videos Chart.

The RIAA gold award marks a first for Cracker Barrel and the first for Dolly Records in the U.S., with previous Gold certifications in Australia and the United Kingdom. "I'm thrilled that so many fans are listening to my songs and taking a look behind-the-scenes of my European tour,' said Dolly. "I had a wonderful time performing in London and I think the audience did too. It's exciting to be able to share my experiences with Cracker Barrel fans. And I have to tell you, I'm even more excited that An Evening With...Dolly earned the first Gold in the Cracker Barrel exclusive music program. That's just icing on the cake.'

"We're very pleased that An Evening With...Dolly has been so popular with our guests,' said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager. "It is our first two-disc set and the first Gold for our exclusive music program. We just couldn't be prouder of the quality and energy that Dolly brought to this project.' The first-ever Cracker Barrel two-disc set was the second project with Dolly Parton and is available for $11.99 exclusively at all Cracker Barrel locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.

"In true Dolly fashion and always on the cutting edge, Dolly was the first to be SoundScanned in Cracker Barrel's exclusive music program, and now their first gold record,' said Dolly's Manager/President of Dolly Records Danny Nozell.

"Working with Dolly for a second time has been has been doubly exciting," said Julie Craig, Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager. "It's the first time we have released a two-disc set, and together they are just jam-packed with music including some of Dolly's biggest hits, on stage entertainment, and down-home conversations with Dolly. The DVD offers a rare look behind the scenes at one of Dolly's concert tours and complements the CD beautifully."

The DVD and CD transport you to a front row seat in London as Dolly performs some of her most popular songs "Coat of Many Colors," "9 to 5," and "Jolene," live in front of her sold-out O2 arena concert. The double-disc set includes live performances of Dolly's biggest hits, including "9 to 5," "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," "Here You Come Again," "Islands in the Stream," and "I Will Always Love You," among others. The package retails for $11.99 and is also available online at www.crackerbarrel.com

Classics like Dolly's very first million seller, "Here You Come Again" and "I Will Always Love You," along with previously unreleased live bonus tracks "Shattered Image" and "My Tennessee Mountain Home," combine in a memorable collection. The DVD captures Dolly interacting with the audience, sharing stories about growing up in Tennessee, and in the "Soundcheck" feature, fans get to take a peek backstage and see the inner workings of the show.

An Evening With... Dolly CD Track Listing:

  1. "Two Doors Down"
  2. "Jolene"
  3. "Coat of Many Colors"
  4. "Only Dreaming"
  5. "Little Sparrow"
  6. "The Grass is Blue"
  7. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
  8. "Here You Come Again"
  9. "Islands in the Stream"
  10. "9 to 5"
  11. "I Will Always Love You"
  12. "Shattered Image"* - previously unreleased live bonus track
  13. "My Tennessee Mountain Home"* - previously unreleased live bonus track

An Evening With... Dolly DVD Track Listing:

  1. "Two Doors Down"
  2. "Jolene"
  3. "Backwoods Barbie"
  4. "Coat of Many Colors"
  5. "Only Dreamin'"
  6. "Better Get to Livin'"
  7. "Shinola"
  8. "Little Sparrow"
  9. "The Grass is Blue"
  10. "Do I Ever Cross Your Mind"
  11. "Here You Come Again"
  12. "Islands in the Stream"
  13. "9 to 5"
  14. "I Will Always Love You"
  15. "Jesus and Gravity"

An Evening With...Dolly is the latest in Cracker Barrel's exclusive music program. In January, Cracker Barrel released the Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent CD. In September of 2011, The Oak Ridge Boys' CD It's Only Natural was released through Cracker Barrel's exclusive music program. In July, Cracker Barrel released Jason Michael Carroll's all-country Numbers with 11 new songs and one previous hit. In May, Cracker Barrel released Teddy Gentry's Best New Nashville with original music from 12 talented new artists and Randy Travis' self-titled album Randy Travis. In March of this year, 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. In January, Cracker Barrel released The Grascals & Friends - Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin, 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, Bill Gaither, Ricky Skaggs, Aaron Tippin, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Josh Turner, Amy Grant, Sara Evans and Charlie Daniels.

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