Alan Jackson to Release Gospel Album

Alan Jackson will release Precious Memories, an album of gospel songs, on Feb. 28. He recorded the album as a gift to his mother and mother-in-law, but as soon as RCA Label Group chief Joe Galante heard it, he persuaded Jackson to release it. The album includes 15 classics, including “The Old Rugged Cross,” “How Great Thou Art,” “I’ll Fly Away” and “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.” Jackson’s wife Denise and two of their three daughters also sing on it.