Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see Alan Jackson at the Baton Rouge River Center Arena on Friday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between two seating options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for seating in sections 301–305 (up to a $39.50 value, including all fees).
- For $24, you get one ticket for seating in sections 306–315 or 331–340 (up to a $49.50 value, including all fees).
Ticket purchasers may also be accompanied by guests 16 or younger for free.
In the first 12 years of his career, Alan Jackson scored 20 No. 1 singles and 20 Top 10 hits. A decade later, one of the most popular male country singers of the 1990s still induces knee weakness with his resonating baritone voice, steady guitar strumming, and light-brown mustache, a facial accessory that promised to never pursue a solo career in exchange for a 10% cut of his record sales. In support of his latest album, Thirty Miles West, he takes the stage at the Baton Rouge River Center Arena, soothing souls with his laid-back brand of gospel-inspired honky-tonk, marked by lyrics, often influenced by tragedy. For instance, in an attempt to make sense of the aftermath of September 11, he penned “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” a tear-jerking ballad that became his first single to appear on pop Top 30 charts. Cranking out tunes from his 17 studio albums, he plows through crowd pleasers and lesser-known numbers from his latest album, pausing occasionally to let his backup band, The Strayhorns, steal the spotlight with a blurry-fingered fiddle solo or a stirring recitation of the Gettysburg Address.