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unnamedOperation Homefront to receive donation of $1 per album sold of McCreery’s “Seasons Change” at Cracker Barrel

 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® and country music superstar Scotty McCreery today announced a call for entries to their “Five More Minutes” video contest. Fans are encouraged to submit a one to three-minute video clip of them reuniting with the people in their lives they want to spend five more minutes with including their families and friends, as well as loved ones in military service. Submitted videos will have the chance to be featured in a new music video for McCreery’s hit single “Five More Minutes,” premiering March 15, 2018 on Cracker Barrel’s YouTube channel.

Video submissions may be uploaded to crackerbarrel.com/FiveMoreMinutes between Feb. 19, 2018 and March 4, 2018. Visit crackerbarrel.com/FiveMoreMinutes for full contest information and official rules.

“Five More Minutes” is the first single off McCreery’s new album “Seasons Change,” which will be available at all Cracker Barrel locations nationwide and online at shop.crackerbarrel.com beginning March 16, 2018.

For every album sold at Cracker Barrel locations and on shop.crackerbarrel.com from March 16, 2018 to April 30, 2020, while supplies last, the company will donate $1 to its flagship nonprofit partner, Operation Homefront, whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive – not simply struggle to get by – in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.

“I have always been impressed with the support that Cracker Barrel has given our military and their families through the years,” said McCreery. “Both of my grandfathers served in the armed forces, which instilled in me a huge respect for our military, their families, and the sacrifices they all make on our behalf. I am so proud that Cracker Barrel is stocking my new album ‘Seasons Change’ and donating $1 from each album sold to military families via Operation Homefront. I’m also looking forward to seeing the video submissions that come in from the fans as we create this new video for ‘Five More Minutes’ for Cracker Barrel’s YouTube channel.”

“Cracker Barrel has long supported military-focused programs, especially those that give back to military families,” said Cracker Barrel Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “We share a passion for supporting America’s military with Scotty and are thrilled to give back to Operation Homefront in this way. We hope that our ‘Five More Minutes’ campaign will provide an opportunity for people to express their love and gratitude for loved ones, especially those serving in the military.”

“Seasons Change,” produced by Frank Rogers, Derek Wells and Aaron Eshuis, is McCreery’s third studio album and first record in five years. In between albums, McCreery moved to Nashville, performed around the world, wrote a book, and became engaged to his longtime love. He also spent time working on his songwriting craft with some of the best songwriters in Nashville, resulting in his co-writing all 11 songs on the album. Among the songwriters that McCreery collaborated with are Jessi Alexander, David Lee Murphy, Dan Isbell, James McNair, and Tommy Cecil, in addition to Frank Rodgers and Monty Criswell, with whom he co-wrote “Five More Minutes.”

Cracker Barrel has released albums with a wide variety of artists, some of which have debuted in top spots on a range of Billboard charts. Recent Cracker Barrel Spotlight Music partners show the diverse range of genres and artists that partner with the brand, including Anthony Hamilton, NEEDTOBREATHE, MercyMe, Chris Young, Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton. Cracker Barrel’s partnership with a cappella group Pentatonix and singer-songwriter legend Dolly Parton won the artists a 2017 Grammy Award for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” for their unique remix of Parton’s 1970s hit “Jolene.”

“Seasons Change” Track Listing:

  1. "Seasons Change"
  2. "Wherever You Are"
  3. "Boys From Back Home"
  4. "Five More Minutes"
  5. "In Between"
  6. "This Is It"
  7. "Wrong Again"
  8.  "Move It On Out"
  9. "Barefootin'
  10. "Still"
  11. "Home In My Mind"

Scotty will perform at the Georgia Swarm lacross game at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA on February 17.  He talks about that and more with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution HERE.

Scotty answered five fast questions when he visited Froggy 101 in Wilkes-Bare, PA over the weekend. Afterwards he, Jeff and Dylan performed a couple of songs. Check out the fun HERE.

Scotty was one of 50 North Carolina artists to be interviewed recently as part of the celebration of the North Carolina Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary. You can check out that interview HERE.

Check out RareCountry’s latest story on Scotty for a talk about his New England Patriots, his crazy schedule and more.  Read it HERE.

Scotty McCreery stopped by SiriusXM The Highway’s “Storme Warren Show” this morning to talk about his hit single “Five More Minutes” and his upcoming album Seasons Change (out March 16).

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Pictured (left to right): Storme Warren (host), Scotty McCreery, Mary Carlisle Callahan (co-host)