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 perform at the 10th annual Concert for Kids, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey, at Prudential Hall in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. For $15, you get one ticket for fourth-tier seating on Wednesday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $31 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
As part of a charitable effort to benefit New Jersey’s youth, the 10th annual Concert for Kids regales ears of all ages with a headlining performance from country-music sensation Kellie Pickler. From the moment she first appeared on season five of American Idol, 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. Before Pickler casts her spell, audiences can enjoy performances from local members of the Boys & Girls Clubs, and the emceeing talents of famed New Jersey comic and Saturday Night Live veteran Joe Piscopo.