Alan Jackson’s gospel album, Precious Memories Volume II, was named Top Christian Album at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. The album is a collection of traditional hymns and was released last year as a follow-up to Jackson’s 2006 Precious Memories.
“We had so many songs, of course, that we didn’t get to do on the first one,” Jackson says, recalling the decision to record a second album of hymns. “We tried to go in and do it like the first one – just heartfelt and simple. It’s just overwhelming how many people have enjoyed these albums – it means a lot.”
Precious Memories Volume II has proven to be a fan favorite and consistent seller – more than a year after its release, it remains in the Top 50 on Billboard’s weekly Top Country Albums chart, and it has never fallen off the chart since its release. Jackson’s original Precious Memories collection is closing in on double-platinum status, having sold nearly two-million copies.