By Kurt Wolff
Now in its ninth year, the three-day festival is set for April 24-26, 2015, and takes place as it has in years past at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. Located near Palm Springs, it’s the same location that traditionally hosts Coachella earlier in the same same month.
In addition to McGraw, Lambert and Shelton (who headline Friday, Saturday and Sunday night performances respectively), the lineup features a huge range of country music. Artists announced today include Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Jerrod Niemann, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, Kip Moore, ZZ Top, Merle Haggard, Sturgill Simpson, Parmalee and Justin Moore.
As they’ve done in previous festivals, Stagecoach mixes roots, indie and Americana artists into the mix as well. This year features such veteran artists as Mickey Gilley, the Oak Ridge Boys and “In the Ghetto” songwriter Mac Davis as well as the Handsome Family, the Lone Bellow, Lydia Loveless, Nikki Lane and Chatham County Line.
Our friends at Riverside, Calif.’s K-FROG (a CBS Radio station) will have complete Stagecoach Country Music Festival coverage, from stories leading into the event to day-to-day festival coverage including backstage interviews, photos, and more.