Mandy Barnett to Release Don Gibson Tribute Album Exclusively Through Cracker Barrel
Legendary songwriter Don Gibson passed away on Nov. 17, 2003, but his songs will continue to live on in a new collection, thanks to the efforts of Mandy Barnett.
The songstress will release a compilation of his songs, ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson,’ on Nov. 11, to coincide with the 10-year anniversary of his death. The new album will be available exclusively at all Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations.
The project was a labor of love from Barnett, who says the Country Music Hall of Fame member helped shape her own musical path.
“Don, his wife Bobbi, and I became good friends a few years before he passed away,” Barnett explains. “He asked me to consider recording an album of his songs, and of course I said yes. He wrote some of the most-loved songs in country music — who wouldn’t want to record a Don Gibson song? Well, it may have taken more than a decade, but thanks to Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, I have fulfilled my promise to Don and I could not be more excited.”
This is not Barnett’s first partnership with Cracker Barrel. She previously released her ‘Winter Wonderland’ album through the restaurant chain in 2010.
“Mandy Barnett is an amazing vocalist,” Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Marketing Manager Julie Craig says. “Pairing her talent with the songs of the legendary Don Gibson has created an album that we hope will become a classic.”
See a complete track listing below. The album will be available for purchase on Nov. 11 here.
Mandy Barnett, ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You: The Songs of Don Gibson’ Track Listing:
1. ‘(Yes) I’m Hurting’
2. ‘Too Soon To Know’
3. ‘Look Who’s Blue’
4. ‘Sweet Dreams’
5. ‘Just One Time’
6. ‘Blue Blue Day’ (feat. Alison Krauss)
7. ‘Oh Lonesome Me’
8. ‘Oh Such a Stranger’
9. ‘Far Far Away’
10. ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’
11. ‘Lonesome Number One’
12. ‘Legend in My Time’