Cracker Barrel, Michael W. Smith Team For ‘Hymns’

MWS photo111Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and Michael W. Smith have teamed for the release of Hymns, Smith’s newest album, which will be available on March 24 exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at The digital album will also be available for purchase at select digital retailers.

“We are honored that Michael W. Smith has chosen to release his first-ever traditional hymns album with Cracker Barrel,” said Cracker Barrel Marketing Manager Julie Craig. “Hymns is filled with beautiful and beloved songs that we know our guests will enjoy and treasure for years.”

Hymns was produced by Kyle Lee and Jim Daneker, with track no. 15 produced by Smith. The album’s executive producers are Greg Ham and Chaz Corzine. The songs on Hymns are as follows:

1) “The Old Rugged Cross” (written by George Bennard)
2) “My Jesus, I Love Thee” (written by William R. Featherston)
3) “Were You There” (written by C. Winfred Douglas)
4) “Victory in Jesus” (written by E.M. Bartlett)
5) “How Great Thou Art” (written by Stuart K. Hine)
6) “Just As I Am” (written by Charlotte Elliott)
7) “Near the Cross” (written by Fanny Crosby)
8) “It is Well” (written by Horatio Spafford)
9) “Softly and Tenderly” (written by Will L. Thompson)
10) “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” (written by Isaac Watts)
11) “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” (written by Joseph M Scriven)
12) “Wonderful, Merciful Savior” (written by Dawn Rodgers and Eric Wyse)
13) “Great is Thy Faithfulness” (written by Thomas O.Chisholm and William M. Runyan)
14) “God of Our Fathers” (written by Daniel C. Roberts)
15) “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” (written by Peter C. Lutkin)


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