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Church, Underwood, Rhett headline Stagecoach '20

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – Eric Church, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett will headline Stagecoach in 2020, it was announced today.

Other key acts playing the 14th edition of the California festival at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, Cal. are April 24-26 are Alan Jackson, Jon Pardi, Dan + Shay, Midland, Brett Young and Dustin Lynch.

"Shattering our all-time attendance record in 2019 only made our team work harder and dive deeper to deliver more to our fans this year," said festival Talent Buyer Stacy Vee. "The Stagecoach 2020 lineup is all about high energy and getting every type of country music fan fired up. On top of this crazy lineup, Guy Fieri is back, Diplo is back, and we have much more in store that is absolutely going to blow minds."

Rhett headlines the opening night; Underwood the Saturday night and Church the closing act on Sunday night.

Festival passes go on sale Friday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific. Three-day general admission passes are $319.

The line-up includes:
Billy Ray Cyrus
Brandon Ratcliff
Bryan Adams
Caylee Hammack
Chris Lane
Courtney Marie Andrews
Desure
Gabby Barrett
Gone West
Hailey Whitters
Hardy
Hayes Carll
Ian Noe
Ingrid Andress
Jade Jackson
Jimmie Allen
Laci Kaye Booth
Lil Nas X
LOCASH
Marty Stuart
Midland
Mitchell Tenpenny
Morgan Wallen
Neal McCoy
Nikki Lane
Niko Moon
Orville Peck
Pam Tillis
Paul Cauthen
Payton Smith
RaeLynn
Riley Green
Ryan Bingham
Seaforth
Shenandoah
Tanya Tucker
Teddy Robb
Temecula Road
Tenille Townes
The Haden Triplets
The Last Bandoleros
Whitney Rose
ZZ Top
Willie Jones

Fieri's Stagecoach Smokehouse is back again for its third year in a row to reveal new chefs, pit bosses and BBQ vendors. "I'm stoked to be firing up my Stagecoach Smokehouse again this year where we'll be cookin' up some bad ass bar-b-que," said Fieri. "So, ride on down to Flavortown and hang out with me, my buddies and some real deal pit masters from around the country."

This year's festival featured DJ Diplo's country project with collaborations from Morgan Wallen, Cam and Jonas Brothers.

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The Outsiders CD review - The Outsiders
Eric Church looks to take no prisoners on his big and bold - sometimes very dark - sounding fourth studio release. He makes that crystal clear on the cover where he stands flanked by his backing quintet, looking tough, menacing, ready for a rumble with arms hanging down, hiding behind sunglasses. These guys are ready to roll. As in rock and roll, which Church et al cook up with the lead-off title track, an out-and-out rocker with Church laying down his outside the lines credentials. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
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