Alan Jackson/Jamey Johnson
Alan Jackson's countless chart-topping country hits are an easy fit for the Great Minnesota Get-Together. After 20 years of releasing one platinum record after another on Arista, Jackson broke from his longtime label to start one of his own, Alan's Country Records, which just put out his new album, Thirty Miles West, in partnership with EMI. And while the songs on the new record don't break any new ground musically, the newfound freedom has seemed to refresh Jackson's spirit while he continues to craft a seemingly effortless string of hits that shows no sign of slowing down. The younger, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson opens the show with tracks from his critically acclaimed recent record, The Guitar Song, while also perhaps debuting some new numbers from his long-awaited follow-up. All ages, $40, 7:30 p.m. 1265 Snelling Ave. N., Saint Paul; 651.288.4400.
Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., 2012
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