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Lee Brice is taking a page from the Alan Jackson playbook -- or at least part of one. 

The country star tells Rolling Stone Country he's planning to record a collection of "classic gospel songs" with his mom and her sisters.  He adds that he's very excited about the project, and "cannot wait" to do it. 

Lee explains that all throughout his life he's heard the women sing, and "they're amazing."  And Brice intends to bring the ladies to Music City in style.  He says they all live in South Carolina, so next month he's going to send a tour bus to pick them up.  However, Lee admits his family gospel album might not be a record that's commercially released.  But Brice does have a new album on the way. I Don't Dance will be in stores on September 9th. 

And Lee could always change his mind about releasing his gospel album.  Alan Jackson didn't make his first gospel CD with the intention of releasing it either, but recorded Precious Memories as a Christmas gift for his mother.  The 2006 album ended up becoming the first gospel record to top Billboard's Country Albums chart.  It also won a Dove Award and received a Grammy nomination. 

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