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October 10, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Eric Church , Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan will headline the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, festival organizers announced Thursday. They top the three-day bill scheduled for April 25-27 that's heavy on freshmen and sophomore country acts including Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Dustin Lynch. But deeper into the lineup, which will be spread across three stages, are veterans such as Loretta Lynn, John Prine, Brenda Lee, Michael Nesmith, Asleep at the Wheel, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Duane Eddy, Shelby Lynne and Crystal Gayle, who is Loretta Lynn's sister.
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NEWS
August 21, 2013 | By Lori Grossman
As Sacramento celebrates its 14th annual Gold Rush Days, get ready to party like it's 1849, especially if you're the sort who loves to watch old westerns and daydream about riding in a stagecoach across the dusty plains of the Wild West. From Aug. 30 - Sept.2, historic Old Sacramento turns back the clock. You can watch costumed reenactors stage shoot-outs, or take a ride in a stagecoach, horse-drawn carriage or on a steam train (for a fee). Don't miss the Embarcadero Tent City, where you'll learn about blacksmithing and lace-making, and be sure to try your luck at gold panning.
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May 16, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Last fall, George Strait revealed that he plans to retire from the road following his so-called Cowboy Rides Away Tour, which concludes its 2013 leg with a sold-out gig June 1 at San Antonio's 72,000-capacity Alamodome. (The Texas native is to resume the trek next year for one final string of concerts.) "I just don't want to go to the point where I show up and nobody else does," he told CBS News at the time of his announcement. "It's been great. I've been doing it for 30-some-odd years and I've loved it. Sometimes I've not liked it as much.
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May 7, 2013 | By Mikael Wood, Los Angeles Times
The edgeless pop-country trio Lady Antebellum is responsible for some of the smoothest, most elegantly rendered singles of the last five years: "I Run to You," "Just a Kiss" and especially "Need You Now," the 2010 smash that reached No. 2 on the Hot 100 and won Grammy Awards for record and song of the year. So it was surprising - and perhaps a little troubling - to hear Charles Kelley, one of Lady Antebellum's two lead singers along with Hillary Scott, use the word "raw" recently to describe the group's new album, "Golden.
AUTOS
April 29, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
In what it billed as its first debut at a music festival, Toyota unveiled the refreshed 2014 4Runner SUV on Saturday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. Before a crowd dotted with flannel shirts and cowboy hats, and joined on stage by country star Dierks Bentley, the 2014 4Runner showed off a more aggressive style for Toyota's venerable SUV. The updated model has a more muscular front grille, bumpers and headlight design, and new LED taillights. The overall freshening gives the 4Runner a more blocky appearance, as if to reinforce that this tried-and-true SUV is not compromised crossover.
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April 29, 2013 | By Mikael Wood and Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
"I don't think I've ever seen so many hats in an audience before," said Norah Jones to a crowd taking in her performance Friday night at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. The sight of tens of thousands of cowboy hats may have given the three-day hoedown a certain visual uniformity, but the 48 acts it featured across several stages were anything but unified in their approach toward country music. The festival, which took place on the grounds of the Empire Polo Club where the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival had been earlier in the month, featured everything from Lady Antebellum's polished balladry to the bumptious honky-tonk of Hank Williams Jr. to the roots music of Justin Townes Earle.
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April 28, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
INDIO - "Thank you, Coachella!" shouted Charles Kelley from the main stage Saturday night at Stagecoach - and, sure, he might've been referring to the desert valley in which the Empire Polo Club is located. More likely, though, was that Lady Antebellum's frontman momentarily forgot which festival he was headlining. You couldn't really blame him. One of country's most openly pop-oriented outfits, Lady Antebellum doesn't share much with the surly Toby Keith (who topped Friday night's bill)
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April 28, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
One of the most invigorating facets of Stagecoach is the left-field bookings to complement the big guns who bring the big crowds with their big hits. Exhibit A on Sunday: L.A. indie-pop singer-songwriter Becky Stark. On her own and as a member of Lavender Diamond and the Living Sisters, Stark lives in a musical universe light years removed from the likes of this year's headliners Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band. Her short and intensely sweet set at the outset of Sunday's final day of country music in the desert found only tangential stylistic connections to what most fans here expect of their country music.
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April 28, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below.
Veterans and newbies coexist peacefully, if sometimes noisily, at Stagecoach, where aspiring youths and occasionally oldsters looking for fresh horizons get spotlight time in the early going, before the tried-and-true acts take over in the evening. Florida Georgia Line, the group from - surprise! - Florida and Georgia just won the title of new artist of the year at the recent Academy of Country Music Awards, and got a shot on the Mane Stage in front of the majority of festival attendees.
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April 28, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Country music tends to pay a lot more attention to tradition than many other strains of pop music, and that trait comes through loud and clear every time country loses another veteran. They don't come any bigger than George Jones, and his death on the same day the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival opened Friday in Indio was felt across the festival, from his classic recordings being played between sets by the weekend's performers to shout-outs to the memory of Possum from various stages to the heightened appreciation for the long-timers who are still with us. TIMELINE: Coachella and Stagecoach You could feel it Sunday during the raucous ovation given to Don Williams, the laid-back singer and songwriter from Texas who had his greatest run of hits in the 1970s.
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