Country music superstar Alan Jackson's "Precious Memories Collection" is the second best selling Christian album of 2018. The album tails behind Lauren Daigle's "Look Up Child." The two disc collection features "Precious Memories," "Precious Memories Volume II," as well as, two previously unreleased songs - "It's All About Him" inspired by Denise's book of the same title and "That's The Way" which Alan sang to Denise at their wedding.
When asked about writing the song "It's All About Him," Alan explained, "Inspired by Denise's strength and ability [in writing her book], I sat down and wrote a song of the same title hoping to add musically to an already uplifting story."
Precious Memories was originally recorded as a Christmas gift for Jackson's mother, and a handful of copies were shared with close friends. Prompted and urged by family and friends, Jackson agreed to make the music available to fans. Seven years later, Jackson and his wife Denise revisited the list of their favorite hymns they compiled for the first album and Jackson decided to release Precious Memories Volume II. Both albums went on to sell a combined 2.3 million copies.
Launching January 25th in Louisville, Kentucky, Jackson's tour of amphitheaters and arenas currently has more than a dozen dates on the books stretching to late September. With more than three decades of mostly self-penned hits, including "Chattahoochee," "Don't Rock the Jukebox" and "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," Jackson continues to influence new generations of entertainers and songwriters.
Here are Alan Jackson's 2019 tour dates:
January 25 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
January 26 - Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena
February 22 - Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
February 23 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
March 10 - Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
April 12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 13 - Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
April 26 - Fort Wayne, IN @ War Memorial Coliseum
May 10 - Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
May 17 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 18 - Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
August 9 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
August 10 - Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
August 23 - N. Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Coliseum
August 24 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
September 20 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Arena
September 21 - Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum