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Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Kid Rock top StageCoach line-up

Thursday, November 6, 2008 – Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire and Kid Rock are the key acts who will spearhead the 2009 edition of StageCoach. The event will be held April 25-26, 2009 at Indio, Cal., the same place it has been held the past 2 years.

Others on the bill include Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Chris Cagle, Darius Rucker, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Darius Rucker, the Charlie Daniels Band, Lady Antebellum, the Rev. Horton Heat, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lynn Anderson, Doyle Lawson, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Dale Watson, the Zac Brown Band, Danielle Peck, The Duhks, Waddie Mitchell, Randy Houser, Hot Club of Cowtown and James Intveld and Poco (Richie Furay, Jim Messina, Rusty Young and Paul Cotton).

Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 14. General admission weekend passes cost $99. Reserved seating in front of the Mane Stage starts at $399 per person. Single day general passes are $79.

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