Â Gaither Music Group and Jackson Celebrate This Weekâ€™s
No. 1 Top-selling DVD on TwoÂ BillboardÂ Sales ChartsÂ
RFD-TV to Add New Airings of Jacksonâ€™s TV Special
Surrounding DVD CollectionÂ
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–August 25th, 2017â€” Country music superstarAlan JacksonÂ is back at the top of the charts this week, celebrating theÂ No. 1Â spot on this weekâ€™sBillboardÂ Music Video chart,Â according toÂ Nielsen Soundscan, with the rerelease of his LIVE DVD recording entitledPrecious Memories, Live at the Ryman.
Precious Memories, rereleased byGaither Music GroupÂ and produced byÂ Martin FischerÂ and directed byJames Burton Yockey, also garnered theÂ No. 1Â position on this weekâ€™sÂ Christian Video chart. Â In addition, Jacksonâ€™s 2-CDÂ Precious MemoriesÂ set (Universal) climbed up this weekâ€™sÂ Country chartÂ to theNo. 8Â position and landed theÂ No. 2position on the weekâ€™sContemporary Christian Music chart.Â
â€œIt is a joy to partner with Alan Jackson on this DVD,â€ stated Gaither Music Group founder and gospel music legendÂ Bill Gaither. Â â€œAs a songwriter, I really appreciate the beauty of a well-written song; and Alan has been showing the world for a long time how to write great songs. Â On this recording, he went back to songs that both of us treasureâ€”hymns of the churchâ€”with lyrics that keep on inspiring us with their timeless messages.â€ Â
Taped at the historicÂ Ryman, known as â€œThe Mother Church of Country Musicâ€ inÂ Nashville, TN, the nostalgic, 14-song collection captures Jacksonâ€™s stage performances of songs from his first gospel recording,Â Precious Memories, originally released in 2006. Â The video, which features Jacksonâ€™s heartwarming tones singing signature renditions of traditional hymns and gospel favorites, also includes behind-the-scenes interviews with him, his mother and his wife as he reflects on his musical roots. Â
The TV specialâ€”an immediate hit with viewers across networksâ€”enjoyed a strong premiere on
RFD-TVÂ which has now added two shows to its list of airings as follows:
September 11th Â Â Â Â Â 8:00 p.m. EST
September 11th Â Â Â Â Â Â Midnight EST
TheÂ Precious MemoriesÂ DVD is also airing as part of a television special onÂ DirecTV, Dish TV, TBN, PBS, The Heartland Network, GaitherTV, FamilyNet, CTN, GMC, GMTN, Guardian, Liberty, TCTÂ andÂ TLN. Â It is airing in Canada onÂ Vision TV, CTS, The Miracle ChannelÂ andHope TV. Â The DVD is featured on Gaither Music Groupâ€™s website, the Gaither Catalog Collection, digital assets, social media andÂ YouTube channel.
Precious Memories, Live at the RymanÂ is exclusively distributed byCapitol Christian Music GroupÂ andUniversal MusicÂ and is available now throughout general market stores and the Christian marketplace in addition to online retailers includingÂ Walmart, iTunes, Amazon,Â www.gaither.comÂ andwww.alanjackson.com.
The video is AVAILABLE NOW at the following links: Â
Precious Memories, Live at the Ryman–DVD Song List:
1. Blessed Assurance
2. In the Garden
3. I Love to Tell the Story
4. Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus
5. â€˜Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
6. When We All Get to Heaven
7. BONUS: Â Softly and Tenderly
8. BONUS: Â Standing on the Promises
9. Are You Washed in the Blood? / Iâ€™ll Fly Away
10. What a Friend We Have in Jesus
11. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
12. The Old Rugged Cross
13. How Great Thou Art
14. I Want to Stroll over Heaven with YouÂ
ABOUT ALAN JACKSON
Recently announced as an inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Alan Jacksonâ€™s membership among country musicâ€™s all-time greats is the latest in a long line of career-defining accolades that include three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors, more than 25 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, a 2016Â BillboardÂ ranking as one of the Top 10 Country Artists of All-Time, induction to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Heritage Award as the most-performed country songwriter-artist of ASCAPâ€™s first 100 years.
The man from rural Newnan, GA, has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide and ranks as one of the 10 best-selling male vocalists of all-time in all genres. He has released more than 60 singles â€“ registering 50 Top Ten hits and 35 #1s (including 26Â BillboardÂ chart-toppers). He has earned more than 150 music industry awards â€“ including 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, a pair of GRAMMYSÂ® and ASCAPâ€™s Founders and Golden Note Awards.
Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. He is in the elite company of Paul McCartney and John Lennon among songwriters who have written more than 20 songs that they have recorded and taken to the top of the charts. Jackson is one of the best-selling artists since the inception of SoundScan, ranking alongside the likes of Eminem and Metallica.Â