By Alanna Nash
January 18, 2002 at 05:00 AM EST

Jackson brings his talents to resonant songs of love, family, and the things that matter most in this time of national hardship. ”Designated Drinker,” a duet with George Strait, offers thematic respite and finds the two country masters in perfect complement. Most memorable is ”Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” a Sept. 11-themed tune that just might make your lower lip quiver.