Precious Memories (Alan Jackson album)

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For his follow-up Gospel album, see Precious Memories Volume II
Precious Memories
Studio album by Alan Jackson
Released February 28, 2006
Genre Christian country, gospel
Length 37:00
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Keith Stegall
Alan Jackson chronology
What I Do
Precious Memories
Like Red on a Rose
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (71/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating 5/5 stars [2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]
Billboard (favorable) [1]
E! Online C [1]
Entertainment Weekly B+ [4]
No Depression (favorable) [5]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars [6]
Stylus Magazine B+ [7]

Precious Memories is the thirteenth studio album, and first gospel album by American country music artist Alan Jackson. It was released on February 28, 2006 on the Arista Nashville label. Unlike his previous albums, this is a side project composed of traditional gospel songs. Although no singles were released from it, Precious Memories earned RIAA platinum certification.

A second volume, Precious Memories Volume II, was released on March 26, 2013.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks traditional unless noted otherwise.

  1. "Blessed Assurance" – 1:56 (Phoebe P. Knapp, Fanny J. Crosby)
  2. "Softly and Tenderly" – 3:17 (Will L. Thompson)
  3. "I Love to Tell the Story" – 2:53 (William G. Fischer, Katherine Hankey)
  4. "When We All Get to Heaven" – 1:44
  5. "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" – 1:52
  6. "In the Garden" (C. Austin Miles) – 2:54
  7. "Are You Washed in the Blood?" – 1:15
  8. "I'll Fly Away" (Albert E. Brumley) – 2:13
  9. "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" (Charles Converse, Joseph Scriven) – 2:16
  10. "Standing on the Promises" – 1:35
  11. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (Helen H. Lemmel) – 3:47
  12. "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" – 1:34
  13. "The Old Rugged Cross" (George Bennard) – 3:06
  14. "How Great Thou Art" (Stuart Hine) – 3:32
  15. "I Want to Stroll Over Heaven with You" (Dale Dodson) – 3:06


As listed in liner notes.[8]

Background vocals on "'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" by Denise, Mattie and Ali Jackson. Assistant background vocals: Dani Jackson.

Chart performance[edit]

Precious Memories debuted at #4 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and #1 on the Top Country Albums, becoming his eighth #1 country album. In August 2006, Precious Memories was certified Platinum by the RIAA.


In 2007, the album won a Dove Award for Country Album of the Year at the 38th GMA Dove Awards.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ review
  3. ^ Precious Memories (Alan Jackson album) at AllMusic
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ No Depression review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived May 9, 2008)
  7. ^ Stylus Magazine review
  8. ^ Precious Memories (CD). Alan Jackson. Arista Nashville. 2005. 82876-80281-2. 
  9. ^ a b "Precious Memories - Alan Jackson". Retrieved 2012-03-05. 
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum - February 16, 2010". RIAA. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  11. ^ 38th Annual GMA Awards on

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Preceded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
Top Country Albums number-one album
March 18–24, 2006
Succeeded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
Preceded by
Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood
Top Country Albums number-one album
April 8–14, 2006
Succeeded by
Reflected: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 by Tim McGraw