Country musicians possess a knack for storytelling, which explains why most artists in the genre started out as kindergarten teachers or Stephen King. Treat ears to sonically spun yarns with today's GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get one reserved-seating ticket to Go Country 105’s Winter Fest, featuring Trace Adkins, at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on Thursday, December 8, at 8:15 p.m. (a $45 value before fees, or up to a $57.85 value online, including all Live Nation/ticketing fees). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating will be located in loge sections 16–23, rows N–W. Parking is not included and ranges from $10¬$25.
Go Country 105, LA’s only country-music station, decks the halls in honky tonk as the inaugural Winter Fest brings bestselling troubadour Trace Adkins to Gibson Amphitheatre. Trace's 15-year career has careened through hits such as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and “Ladies Love Country Boys,” leaving him with four Grammy nominations, five ACM and CMT awards, and a spare cowboy hat tucked under his belt.
Touring behind his latest album, Proud to Be Here, Trace treats fans to 15 years' worth of country gold in songs that straddle the line between tender and rowdy, much like a bronco rider vying to win a dozen-rose bouquet. Before the night's biggest boots hit the stage, rising star Craig Campbell woos with salt-of-the-earth songs about fatherhood and fishing, and Brantley Gilbert, author of the hit song “Country Must Be Country Wide,” champions laid-back country manners by singing with his mouth full of pride.
One of California’s largest and most renowned venues, Gibson Amphitheatre lives up to its stellar reputation as a go-to entertainment destination by corralling sought-after acts into its sprawling confines. More than 6,000 seats on two levels angle toward the stage, granting visitors easy, unobstructed views. A state-of-the-art sound system, meanwhile, allows event goers to rock out to dynamic tunes or hear even the softest whispers between an encouraging roadie and a nervous guitar making its debut performance.