Jackson Releases Gospel Album

Alan Jackson released the gospel album Precious Memories on Tuesday (Feb. 28) on Arista Nashville. He initially recorded the collection as a gift to his mother and mother-in-law but was persuaded by his record label to release it nationally. … Other new releases this week include Shannon Brown’s Corn Fed (Warner Bros.), Jessi Colter’s Out of the Ashes (Shout! Factory), James Hand’s The Truth Will Set You Free (Rounder) and Hank III’s Straight to Hell (BRUC Records). New bluegrass albums include Bobby Osborne’s Try a Little Kindness (Rounder) and Alecia Nugent’s A Little Girl … A Big Four-Lane (Rounder).