It's getting Smokey at the Cracker Barrel
How do you feel about Smokey Robinson’s music being offered at Cracker Barrel? You know, the same Cracker Barrel that has been accused of being racially discriminatory? Well, some people feel a bit uncomfortable with the idea of Smokey Robinson having his music offered for sale at Cracker Barrel restaurants.
But the singing legend says he’s happy to be associated with the chain, which has occasionally been accused of discriminating against blacks.
Robinson says he had a chance to visit with officials at the chain’s headquarters near Nashville, Tennessee and he was impressed.
He notes he is the first Black artist Cracker Barrel has had in its music program and he is very proud of that.
He says the company is a very diverse place and feels it’s a great place to have his music.
The Cracker Barrel CD is titled “Now and Then” – and consists of six songs from his new album and six of his older hits, performed live.