When you hear the name Alan Jackson, you almost certainly think of songs like “Drive”, “Chattahoochee” or “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” but there’s a whole other side to Alan Jackson that newcomers to country music may not see right away. When Alan Jackson sings a traditional church hymn, you realize that there’s something in his roots that is solid and spiritual.
The singer grew up singing in church and in 2006, he released Precious Memories, an album full of hymns that he originally recorded as a gift for his mother. Though Precious Memories was intended to be personal, Alan Jackson’s family urged him to go public with the collection. As it turned out, the same fans who stomped their boots to his country hits, embraced this other side of Alan Jackson as well. Precious Memories was released in February of 2006 and had sold over one million copies by August.
On March 26, 2013, Alan Jackson will release a follow up to his Platinum-selling hymns album, Precious Memories II.
The track list has just been released and features some beautiful, well-known hymns:
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
Precious Memories II is sure to become another treasured collection for those who enjoyed Alan Jackson’s first hymns album. The new album can be pre-ordered through Walmart, Best Buy and Amazon. Precious Memories II will also be available at Target.
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