Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Alan Jackson Singing Gospel Again
ALAN JACKSON TO RELEASE PRECIOUS MEMORIES VOLUME II ON MARCH 26 Gospel Album Features Newly-Recorded Traditional Hymns NASHVILLE, Tenn. Country music superstar Alan Jackson will release his second gospel album, Precious Memories Volume II, on March 26. The collection of traditional hymns is the follow-up to his 2006 album Precious Memories, which topped three Billboard charts – Top Country Albums, Top Christian Albums and Top Christian & Gospel Albums – the week it was released. Precious Memories Volume II was produced by Jackson’s long-time producer and friend, Keith Stegall; the album will be released by ACR (Alan’s Country Records) and EMI Records Nashville. “Denise and I had made a list of 30 to 40 songs to do for that first album,” Jackson says. “We had so many that we didn’t get to, I thought we’d go in and do a few more just the same way – heartfelt and simple.” Precious Memories was recorded as a Christmas gift for Jackson’s mother, and a handful of copies were shared with close friends. Prompted and urged by family and friends, Jackson agreed to make the music available to fans…and Precious Memories went on to become a double-platinum source of inspiration for countless people worldwide. Track listing for Precious Memories Volume II 1.) Amazing Grace 2.) He Lives 3.) Just As I Am 4.) Love Lifted Me 5.) O How I Love Jesus 6.) Only Trust Him 7.) There Is Power In The Blood 8.) Precious Memories 9.) Sweet Hour of Prayer 10.) When the Roll is Called Up Yonder 11.) Wherever He Leads I'll Go About Alan Jackson Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who’ve written more than 20 songs that they’ve recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the 10 best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica. His most recent album, Thirty Miles West, topped the country chart when it was released last year – the album features the Grammy®-nominated song, “So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore.” Jackson has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hit singles. Jackson is an 18-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA Award recipient, and a two-time Grammy-winning artist whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011Songwriter/Artist inductee.