Frederick Breedon, Getty Images
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Craig Morgan is the latest in a long line of country artists who have teamed up with Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores to release new music. The army veteran recently announced 'That's Why: Collector's Edition' will hit Cracker Barrel restaurants nationwide on July 26.

"Cracker Barrel offers the closest thing to home cooking when I'm on the road touring," he says. "Music is what I do, but country living is who I am, so it's really nice to have them both come together with my CD at Cracker Barrel."

The 13-song CD features some of Craig's favorites, including 'This Ain't Nothin' and 'Bonfire,' as well as two previously unreleased songs. In honor of the exclusive release, Cracker Barrel is hosting several contests with various prizes, including a grand prize of a four-day trip to Washington, D.C., lunch with Craig on September 25, and tickets to his show at the 2010 Great Frederick Fair that evening.

The singer, who is also hard at work on a new studio album, says his music pairs perfectly with what the restaurant chain represents. "A visit to Cracker Barrel lets you get a look at Country America all under one roof," he notes. Other artists who have partnered with Cracker Barrel include Sara Evans, Wynonna, George Jones, Aaron Tippin, Mongtomery Gentry and Dolly Parton.

Craig will team up with Aaron, and also with several professional motorcross riders, on August 7 and 8, as part of his annual Craig Morgan Charity Ride, which benefits the Craig Morgan Charity Fund. Held in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn., the event includes a group trail ride, an exhibition and an acoustic concert by Aaron and Craig. Details can be found on Craig's website.