Amy Grant teams with Cracker Barrel for ‘Tennessee Christmas’

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store has announced Amy Grant as its latest artist to release an album under its Spotlight Music Program. The six-time Grammy Award-winning singer will release her new holiday album Tennessee Christmas in Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations nationwide and online at on Friday, October 21st.

Grant and Cracker Barrel have become synonymous with the holiday season for decades. Grant is well known for her Christmas music, which makes Tennessee Christmas even more of an anticipated release. The holidays are also a very special time for many Cracker Barrel guests. The company’s mission of Pleasing People is not just about setting a great meal in front of guests, but serving them with warmth and kindness. With Christmas trees and seasonal décor filling the store and traditional holiday meals available for guests, it’s the perfect time of year to sit near Cracker Barrel’s iconic hearth and rekindle connections.

Tennessee Christmas marks the first all-new holiday release for Grant in over 20 years. The 13 song collection of new recordings features a mixture of classic holiday hits and heartfelt originals that beautifully capture the joy, laughter and anticipation of the Christmas season. While the album’s title track was originally written and recorded by Grant over 25 years ago, her fresh take on this holiday standard is warm and welcoming and perfectly sets the tone for the new album.

“I love writing and recording Christmas music,” said Grant. “I love the joy it brings, the hope it shares, and the memories it brings to mind for all of us. My hope for Tennessee Christmas is that it draws you and your loved ones closer to celebrate the simple joy of just being together. And ‘being together’ is one of the reasons I am so glad to partner with Cracker Barrel as they have been a gathering place for friends and family for years.”

Grant’s unmistakable voice has become the soundtrack to nearly four decades of Christmas memories for generations of family and friends the world over. With six Grammy Awards to her credit and over 30 million records sold worldwide, Grant is undoubtedly a household name and musical force.

“Amy has been an honorary member of the Cracker Barrel family for many years as we’ve had the opportunity to share several of her albums with our guests,” said Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “We always look for artists who have an authentic connection to our brand, who care about family and spending time with loved ones, and enjoy giving back. Amy has always fit that criteria for us, and she’s been a great partner over the years.”


  1. Tennessee Christmas
  2. To Be Together
  3. Christmas For You And Me
  4. Melancholy Christmas
  5. December
  6. White Christmas
  7. Joy To The World
  8. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
  9. Baby, It’s Cold Outside (feat. Vince Gill)
  10. Christmas Don’t Be Late
  11. Still Can’t Sleep
  12. Another Merry Christmas
  13. O Come, All Ye Faithful

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