Country music harks back to a more courteous era, when kids still called women "ma'am" and men "daddy ma'am." Tip your hat to the good ol' days with this GrouponLive deal to see Scotty McCreery at The Palace Theatre Albany. For $39, you get one G-Pass for seating in the mid orchestra, rear orchestra, or first balcony on Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $66.40 value, including all fees). Doors open one hour before showtime. 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.
For the fans of American Idol who like to pick their ponies during the early audition shows, Scotty McCreery seemed like a sure thing straight out of the gate. With a smoky baritone that belies his baby face, Scotty stole the show with his take on Josh Turner’s hit “Your Man,” turning the opening line of “baby, lock them doors” into his own catchphrase. When he convincingly earned the 10th-season Idol crown, he became the youngest male victor in the show’s history. Since then, the North Carolina–bred showman has been riding a gravy train with multiplatinum records for wheels. His first studio album, Clear as Day, landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest male artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards have all changed their names to The Scotty McCreery Awards.
Fresh from his 2012 trek opening for superstar Brad Paisley, Scotty takes his first run as a headliner on the Weekend Roadtrip Tour 2013. Now 19 years old with an old cowboy’s soul, the affable entertainer enchants fans with a collection of hits, homespun humor, and a genuine “aw, shucks” sincerity that comes from being raised on Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Conway Twitty, and George Strait. Fans of all ages, from the old timers to the in vitro, can expect all of Scotty’s modern sing-along classics, including “The Trouble with Girls” and “I Love You This Big.”
Scotty McCreery – “The Trouble With Girls” (Live in 2011)
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.
The Palace Theatre
Wine-colored velvet hangs over the Palace Theatre’s vast proscenium stage, completing a picture of elegance sketched out by the ornate cream walls and balconies. Opened in 1931 as an RKO movie house, the theater has survived the century with much of its original furnishings intact, including the huge brass chandelier, the original murals by Andrew Karoly and Jules Zartol, and the pack of hyenas that provided the prototype laugh track for vaudeville shows.