Country and pop superstar Kenny Rogers will release a new album entitled The Love of God exclusively through Cracker Barrel on March 7. In doing so, Rogers will become the first artist to release two albums through Cracker Barrel’s exclusive music program.
The new album is a collection of classic inspirational songs that were the singer’s childhood favorites. “The Love of God is the culmination of an idea I had been thinking about for years but never had the opportunity to bring to life,” Rogers said in a press release. “It’s been a musical awakening to me. To all of the wonderful musicians, vocalists, and songwriters who lent their amazing talents to this record, I want to thank you for making it so special. It seems I have a personal relationship with every song on it.
“For example, ‘In The Sweet By And By’ was my mom’s favorite song,” the singer recalled. “When I was a kid, as I was leaving to go to school, I remember hearing her sing along with the radio. Music is by far the best ‘memory creator’ I know, and that memory is very special to me.”
The Love of God is the latest release in Cracker Barrel’s hugely successful exclusive music program, which has previously released new works from The Grascals, Rodney Atkins, Smokey Robinson, Mandy Barnett, Craig Morgan, Wynonna, Amy Grant and many more, including Kenny Rogers.
“We’re delighted to work with Kenny Rogers for a second time,” said Chris Ciavarra, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Cracker Barrel. “It is particularly gratifying to be a part of a project about which Kenny cares so deeply and that will touch so many of our guests.”
Track listing for The Love of God:
1. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
3. I’ll Fly Away (Featuring The Whites)
4. The Rock Of Your Love
5. In The Sweet By and By (Featuring Winfield’s Locket)
6. He Showed Me Love
8. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
9. Circle of Friends (Featuring Point of Grace)
10. For The Love of God
11. Amazing Grace
12. Leaning On The Everlasting Arms
Kenny Rogers will also celebrate his many decades of pop and country hits in Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years, a special premiering Tuesday, March 8, 8:30 p.m./Eastern on Great American Country (GAC). This multi-artist spectacular features performances from stars that Rogers has both befriended and inspired including Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Alison Krauss, Tim McGraw, Smokey Robinson, Billy Currington, Darius Rucker, Wynonna, Chris Isaak, The Oak Ridge Boys, Sheena Easton, original members of the First Edition and others.