Alan Jackson keeps it country at the fair

Alan Jackson's grandstand performance was dominated by well-known no. 1 hits, but the country superstar wasn't afraid to throw in some surprises.
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Although not much of a showman, Alan Jackson's grandstand show was accompanied by cinema-sized video screens to complement his set of mostly no. 1 country singles, the Pioneer Press says. The solid songwriter delivered 21 songs in 90 minutes, several shortened to one verse and a chorus or two.

The Star Tribune reports Jackson wasn't afraid to leave out some favorites and throw in some surprises, including Hank Williams Jr.'s "The Blues Man" and "So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore."

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