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Most musicians would love, during or at the end of a career, to have had enough success to warrant a greatest hits album.
And then there are folks such as country traditionalist Alan Jackson. With 35 (and counting) number one singles and over 60 million albums sold, it's probably not excessive that Jackson's released nine hits/favorites collections.
Think about it: if the average concert lasts 90 minutes to two hours, Jackson could play ONLY number one hits and still have tunes left over.
You can see and hear how many he includes Saturday in the Mohegan Sun Arena. Rest assured he and his longtime band, the Strayhorns, will do "Drive," the best father/kid song ever written. But it might not be just a walk through the past. Jackson's latest CD, "The Bluegrass Album" is, as you might infer, his first to be solely dedicated to bluegrass, and there could be a nice Appalachian element to the show.
- RICK KOSTER
Alan Jackson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mohegan Sun Arena; $39.50; mohegansun.com.