Starbucks has been pushing music since 1994, when its in-house label Hear Music released a Kenny G compilation. Last year it sold 4.4 million CDs. Music is a retail sideline at Cracker Barrel, too. Guests at the full-service chain can purchase CDs by artists who run the gamut from George Jones to John Denver.
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