The Grand Ole Opry and Cracker Barrel have teamed up to release four new albums. The three-CD series Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection and the contemporary Our Kind of Country albums together feature more than 50 legendary and contemporary country music stars spanning six decades.
“The classic collection is truly ‘classic’ in every sense of the word,” said Julie Craig, marketing manager for Cracker Barrel. “It’s as close to an Opry experience as you can get without actually being in the Opry House. Listeners will enjoy high quality sound on every track, songs by historically renowned artists and enduring examples of some truly great performances. And Our Kind Of Country is an incredible showcase of the Opry’s current superstars and more recent additions—a dozen of the Opry’s best available on one CD for the first time.”
Trace Adkins, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride and more are featured on the Our Kind of Country album. All artists are Grand Ole Opry members and have collectively won every major award presented by the Country Music Association.
The Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection – Duets album features live versions of some of country music’s iconic duos from Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell and Steve Wariner, and Ricky Skaggs and Emmylou Harris among others. It also contains The Louvin Brothers’ “When I Stop Dreaming,” the only live Opry recording of the brothers known to exist.
Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Kris Kristofferson, Bobby Bare, and George Jones are featured on the Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection – Outlaws album and Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, The Oak Ridge Boys, Garth Brooks and more are featured on the Grand Ole Opry Classic Collection – Classics album.