Any early risers out there, who happen to live near the Cracker Barrel Restaurant at Exit 226 of I-40 in Tennessee? If you’re up, and you haven’t had breakfast yet, you might want to head over to the Cracker Barrel restaurant, have breakfast, get a number to stand in the autograph line, buy some Alan Jackson merchandise …. and say “Hi” to Alan himself
The press release I received didn’t say anything about Alan doing this at other Cracker Barrels throughout the country – but I hope he does, and I hope our restaurant will get on the list!
Here’s a little of what a Cracker Barrel press release said about the new Alan Jackson Collection: The Alan Jackson Collection is the first time Cracker Barrel has developed a complete line of merchandise around a star. Jackson was completely involved in the creation of the collection. He personally reviewed and approved all 40+ items and advised Cracker Barrel on what he thought might appeal to his fans. The collection is truly a reflection of his personal lifestyle centered on country heritage and family connections. The country music singer and songwriter is well-known for his songs that tell of universal truths by recounting honest, individual stories that resonate for many people as if they were their own tales. That same attention to detail is apparent in every item in this collection.
On Monday, November 2, between 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM, country music megastar Alan Jackson will meet fans and sign autographs at the Mt. Juliet, TN location of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, the day his exclusive Alan Jackson Collection goes on sale nationwide. The collection includes 41 high quality items inspired by Jackson’s hometown family philosophy and includes menswear, womenswear, gift items and a new CD, Songs of Love and Heartache, available only at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations.
The Mt. Juliet Cracker Barrel location is located at Ext 226 off of I-40. Starting at 6:00 AM, fans will be able to get numbered tickets for a place in the autograph line. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Alan Jackson will meet as many fans as possible during the time period and will autograph merchandise that is purchased that morning from The Alan Jackson Collection. Cracker Barrel will continue to serve breakfast in its restaurant during the event which will take place within the adjacent retail shop area. Guests will be able to park in the Providence Shopping Mall across the street from Cracker Barrel as shuttle bus service to the restaurant will be provided during this event.
“I grew up in the South, so Cracker Barrel has been a part of my family since I was a young man,” says Alan Jackson. “I was really flattered when they came to me with the idea of working together to create a collection for their country store, and I’ve been very impressed with the variety and quality of the items that we have put together. I think my fans and their families will appreciate everything in the collection.”
If any of you guys get out there for the autograph thing at Cracker Barrel, please get me a photo or two. Sounds like a really fun way to spend a Monday morning. Unfortunately, I’ll be spending mine at the office!
You guys have a great Monday! Drop me a note when you have a chance – I actually have all my e-mail answered for the moment! So, I’m definitely looking for more! I’ll talk to you all later!