Alan Jackson has re-released his 2006 gospel album Precious Memories, which topped the Billboard Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Christian & Gospel Albums on its week of release. The album, produced by Keith Stegall, will be released on ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville.
The 15-track collection of classic hymns was originally recorded as a Christmas gift for Jackson’s mother.
“I love those songs, and they mean a lot to me,” Jackson says. “I grew up singing just about every one of those. And I love that sound, of that organ, and that music really stuck with me and, I’m sure, affected how I hear songs now and write songs, ‘cause a lot of those old songs are really pretty, simple melodies that stick with you.”
GAC (Great American Country) will re-air the Precious Memories special this Easter weekend – Saturday, April 7 9:30 pm CT, and Sunday, April 8 1:30 am CT and 8:30 am CT.
Precious Memories track listing:
“Softly and Tenderly”
“I Love To Tell The Story”
“When We All Get To Heaven”
“’Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus”
“In The Garden”
“Are You Washed In The Blood”
“I’ll Fly Away”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“Standing On The Promises”
“Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”
“Leaning On The Everlasting Arms”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
“How Great Thou Art”
“I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You”