Michael W. Smith announced that he will be releasing an exclusive Hymns album for Cracker Barrel.
The album, Hymns, will be available on March 24 at all Cracker barrel Old Country Store locations as well as their website. According to to his press release the album will feature 15 songs for $11.99.
"I first heard many of these hymns when I attended First Baptist Church in Kenova, West Virginia with my Mom, Dad, and sister Kimberly," said Smith in the release. "The message of the songs combined with the timeless music helped build the foundation of my Christian beliefs. I have always wanted to record an album of hymns, and am thankful that Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® wanted to share it with their guests."
Cracker Barrel provided their own statement of excitement in working with Smith.
"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 in the release. "Hymns is filled with beautiful and beloved songs that we know our guests will enjoy and treasure for years."
The new album was produced by Kyle Lee and Jim Daneker with the last track being worked on by Smith himself.
Hymns will precede Smith's worship album Sovereign, which is slated for a May 13 release.
01. The Old Rugged Cross
02. My Jesus, I Love Thee
03. Were You There
04. Victory in Jesus
05. How Great Thou Art
06. Just As I Am
07. Near the Cross
08. It is Well
09. Softly and Tenderly
10. When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”
11. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
12. Wonderful, Merciful Savior
13. Great is Thy Faithfulness
14. God of Our Fathers
15. The Lord Bless You and Keep You