Originally released in January 2006, Alan Jackson's Precious Memories album was created as an ode to his mother who, throughout his career, consistently requested that Alan record a gospel album. So, Alan recorded Precious Memories with 15 traditional gospel hymns, never anticipating that anyone, besides his mother, would be interested in the project. Precious Memories has since sold 1.7 million albums and is currently out of circulation, until now. The re-release of Precious Memories on March 27th comes at a time when Alan Jackson is as relevant to the country music format, and music in general, than ever before. As one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music, Alan Jackson has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide, topped the country singles charts 35 times, and scored more than 50 Top-10 hits. He is a 17-time ACM Award winner, a 16-time CMA Award recipient, and a two-time Grammy-honored artist whose songwriting has earned him the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and an induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as a 2011 Songwriter/Artist inductee. Alan has written or co-written 24 of his 35 #1 hit singles, placing him 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.