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The Eagles headline StageCoach

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 – The Eagles will headline the newly added third day of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Cal. on May 2. The group joins Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, the Judds, Carrie Underwood and Big & Rich.

The Eagles - Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit - released "Long Road Out of Eden" last year. The disc included the Grammy-award winning "How Long" ("Best Country Performance by Duo or Group") and "Busy Being Fabulous."

StageCoach will run from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.

The Friday Stagecoach line-up will also include performances from John Fogerty, Trisha Yearwood, Shelby Lynne, Glen Campbell and Rissi Palmer. More than 50 acts of various musical genres - mainstream country, bluegrass, folk, roots rock and alt-country - will perform on four stages during the three-day weekend.

This year's initial line-up is as follows: Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, The Judds, Carrie Underwood, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Dwight Yoakam, Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, George Jones, Taylor Swift, Earl Scruggs, Kellie Pickler, Shooter Jennings, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Ralph Stanley, Dan Tyminski, Ian Tyson, Jack Ingram, The Isaacs, Bucky Covington, Riders in the Sky, Kentucky Headhunters, Michael Martin Murphey, Cherryholmes, J.D. Crowe, Wylie & The Wild West, Red Steagall, Luke Bryan, Halfway to Hazard, Billy Joe Shaver, Ryan Bingham, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Waddie Mitchell, Crystal Shawanda, Jypsi and The Greencards.

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CD review - Long Road Out of Eden Thirty years ago, The Eagle were considered part of the California pop rock crowd. But lots has changed musically in three decades because with the super group's first studio disc (a 20-song double CD) since 1979's "The Long Run," The Eagles apparently is squarely in the country category. The "Common Thread" tribute disc from 1993 helped align country with The Eagles. And that proves true to an extent here with the very country, trademark Eagles sound in the single ...

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