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 Kellie Pickler at The Paramount. For $18, you get one G-Pass for general-admission floor seating on Thursday, August 9, at 8 p.m. (up to a $47 value, including all 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.
From the moment she first appeared on season five of American Idol, Kellie Pickler dazzled onlookers with her infectious energy and vocals that conjured comparisons to Dolly Parton. Although she didn't win, the sixth-place finisher still went on to become a household name, amassing three CMT Music Awards and three songwriter awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers before meeting Parton herself. Many of her songs take on a confessional quality, addressing her tumultuous childhood and mother's abandonment in "I Wonder" and lamenting lost love in "Didn't You Know How Much I Loved You."
Sporting an endearing North Carolina accent, Pickler disarms her audiences with quick wit and accessibility, then unleashes her classic twang on hits such as "Red High Heels," "Best Days of Your Life," and the title track from her third and latest album, 100 Proof. Her effortless stage presence has only been bolstered by three USO tours and numerous television appearances that resulted in several cameramen dropping their equipment to hastily pen love letters.
An oasis for arts-loving crowds tired of taking malfunctioning teleporters to Long Island, the cavernous, recently renovated Paramount draws in major acts to spare fans stressful commutes. The buxom venue buzzes with a true rock 'n' roll vibe, beaming with a nocturnal color scheme decorated with whimsical local art and exposed brick walls.