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Alabama goes gospel

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 – Alabama will go the gospel route on its next release in September.

Alabama will put out "Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition" on Sept. 8 exclusively at all 632 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.

The deluxe editioin contains three exclusive bonus tracks not found on the regular edition that will be released later in September by Gaither Music Group

"We know our fans enjoy eating at Cracker Barrel, just like we do," said all three Alabama members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen. "We are excited to be able to have our new gospel album available where so many of our fans eat after church on Sunday."

The 15 songs featured on Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites: Deluxe Edition, including the title cut, a classic Alabama hit from the early 1990s, are:
1. "I Saw The Light"
2. "Because He Lives"
3. "Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
4. "Knights Of Molite"
5. "What A Friend We Have in Jesus"
6. "Church In The Wildwood"
7. "The Old Rugged Cross"
8. "Raising Alabama"
9. "Jordan's Banks"
10. "Let's All Go Down To The River"
11. "Lift Me Up"
12. "Angels Among Us"
13. "The Last Altar Call"
14. "Oh, The Lord Has Been Good To Me"
15. "I'll Fly Away"

Alabama's last release was "Alabama & Friends," a tribute disc out last year.

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