It’s often said that what matters is the singer, not the song, which is why music fans are still moved by Bing Crosby’s rendition of “99 Bottles of Beer.” Savor a voice that could sing the phone book with this GrouponLive deal for a G-Pass to see Martina McBride at the Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre. For $29, you get one ticket for seating in sections 201–203 or 207–209 on Friday, August 24, at 8 p.m. (up to a $58 value, including fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Grammy winner Martina McBride has never shied away from heavy topics, leavening the domestic abuse in the poignant story-song “Independence Day” with an irresistible slide-guitar riff or the depression in “When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues” with a survivor’s twangy honky-tonk snarl. The country legend brings the same sensibility to the six tracks she penned on her latest album, Eleven. Martina’s powerful voice soars through the ups and downs of surviving breast cancer in “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” which celebrates the human support network that keeps people going through the “forced smiles and baggy T-shirts.” “Teenage Daughters” turns a wry eye to the emotional rollercoaster of that child-rearing phase where communication slackens, disagreements rise, and the potency of the liquor cabinet's vodka mysteriously weakens. "I think it peels back a layer and lets people see more of my personality," McBride said of her songwriting, "especially the playful and fun side." During her live shows, Martina delves into 20 years’ worth of chart-topping material that dates back to her debut album, The Time Has Come and runs through her pop-infused follow-up discs and increasingly cinematic lyrical scope.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.