Alison Krauss announces exclusive Cracker Barrel edition of ‘Windy City’

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has announced Alison Krauss as its latest artist to release an album under its Spotlight Music Program. The 27-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer will release her exclusive bonus track version of Windy City in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and online at on Friday, February 17th.

As part of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Warehouse Sessions, Krauss is the second artist to be featured in the content series. The Warehouse Sessions are intimate recordings that unveil artists in a behind-the-scenes look. Offering the comfort of a southern backdrop for performances and interviews, the Cracker Barrel Décor Warehouse and Front Porch settings provide a casual atmosphere for artists to collaborate. Previous Warehouse Sessions and Front Porch Series performers include NEEDTOBREATHE, Dolly Parton and Pentatonix. Krauss adds to the growing list of talent collaborating in new ways with Cracker Barrel.

“Continuing our Warehouse Sessions, we have been blown away by Alison’s performances,” states Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “Not only is her voice incredible, but the Décor Warehouse provides a collaborative atmosphere creating a unique sound from a variety of instruments. We are thrilled to partner with Alison to launch her solo album and know our guests will love her music as much as we do.”

Produced by seasoned veteran Buddy Cannon, Windy City is Krauss’ debut album for Capitol Records and features ten tracks, including a bonus track “Make The World Go Away” with Jamey Johnson, which was originally released as an exclusive to Cracker Barrel on his 2012 album Living For A Song.

Krauss carefully selected each track for the album alongside Cannon, who has produced for the likes of Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Chesney, and more.

“We made music with the folks from Cracker Barrel many years ago, and it was great to be back alongside them again,” said Krauss.


  1. Losing You
  2. It’s Goodbye And So Long To You
  3. Windy City
  4. I Never Cared For You
  5. River In The Rain
  6. Dream Of Me
  7. Gentle On My Mind
  8. All Alone Am I
  9. Poison Love
  10. You Don’t Know Me
  11. Make The World Go Away Featuring Jamey Johnson

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