So who were the mystery country stars at Proctors in Schenectady last night (April 22)?
The show was titled “WGNA-FM’s Secret Star Acoustic Jam,” and it promised to feature three country music stars. WGNA-FM’s website explained it like this: “The stars are introduced one by one, each taking a moment to interact with the crowd, then performing one of their many hit songs. Once all three stars are on stage, they each take a turn performing their hits and interacting with you, the audience, in a very unique setting.”
The hitch? WGNA wouldn’t say just who it was who would be stepping into the spotlight, and ticket-buyers wouldn’t find out who they were, either, until they hit the stage…
As it turned out, there were more than three country singers on stage last night. In fact, the Secret Star Acoustic Jam was jam-packed with star-power, including Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Cassadee Pope, Thompson Square and Craig Campbell, who served up his own countrified rendition of Lourde’s Grammy Award-winning smash pop hit, “Royals.” That’s not a bad line-up for an $25 ticket price.