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Dolly expands "Backwoods Barbie" via Cracker Barrel

Friday, February 27, 2009 – A collectors' edition of Dolly Parton's latest CD, "Backwoods Barbie," will be out via Cracker Barrell on March 23. The album will feature three new tracks, and the CD will also feature brand new photos and artwork. The CD goes on sale exclusively at all Cracker Barrel locations.

The three new songs - Rose of My Heart, Hallelujah Holiday and Berry Pie were selected by Parton. "I wanted the songs I chose specifically for this release to reflect how I feel about Cracker Barrel and all the good things you can find there," said Dolly. "I think it's important for there to be an authentic connection to the heritage that Cracker Barrel and I share."

Parton released the album on her own label a year ago and mounted a tour behind it.

"Dolly Parton is an extremely popular and appealing entertainer, and our guests are in for some wonderful sounds when they listen to this Collectors' Edition of Dolly's latest CD, Backwoods Barbie," says Peter Keiser, Vice President of Marketing for Cracker Barrel. "We are especially pleased that Dolly herself selected the three new exclusive songs for this album and honored that these songs reflect her feelings about Cracker Barrel."

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