Country superstar Alan Jackson returns to his gospel roots on "Precious Memories," an album originally recorded as a Christmas gift for his mother.

Country superstar Alan Jackson returns to his gospel roots on "Precious Memories," an album originally recorded as a Christmas gift for his mother. The 15-track project is due Feb. 28 via Arista and was produced by longtime Jackson collaborator Keith Stegall.

Extending the family vibe, Jackson drafted his wife Denise and two of his daughters to sing on "'Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus." "Precious Memories" is rounded out by renditions of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," "I Love To Tell the Story," "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" and "Standing on the Promises."

Jackson's last country album, "What I Do," was released in 2004 and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. It has sold 821,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The artist has a handful of live appearances on his schedule in the coming months, beginning March 15 at Houston's Livestock Show & Rodeo and continuing through the Craven Country Jamboree on July 16 in Craven, Saskatchewan.

Here is the track list for "Precious Memories":

"Blessed Assurance"
"Softly and Tenderly"
"I Love To Tell the Story"
"When We All Get To Heaven"
"'Tis So Sweet To Trust in Jesus"
"In the Garden"
"Are You Washed in the Blood?"
"I'll Fly Away"
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
"Standing on the Promises"
"Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"
"Leaning on the Everlasting Arms"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
"How Great Thou Art"
"I Want To Stroll Over Heaven With You"

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