From the barbeque of Guy Fieri to the Honkytonk Dance Hall, to the Whiskey Bar, that's what you'll see on the Stagecoach 2018.
Vickie Connor [The Desert Sun]
Florida Georgia Line, known for their fun-loving attitude and their sound, did exactly what they did – let the fans pump for a weekend in the country by spawning a number of guests, including Jason Derulo and Yodel Boy Mason Ramsey. These were the highlights of the night for many.
"You go to the desert and you play music and you connect with your fans and you create moments that people talk about, think about and look back on for the rest of their lives to work harder and perfect our show and make sure those moments become epic, "said Brian Kelley, half of FGL, in an interview with The Desert Sun prior to their performance.
The duo, which includes Tyler Hubbard, started their almost two-hour set with "Anything Goes" and followed with "It's Just What We Do".
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This is the third stagecoach appearance for the friends who met in Belmont University in Nashville in 2008. They premiered at the 2013 Music Festival around 2:30 in the afternoon, the same day Hubbard met his wife backstage.
Stagecoach's second appearance was a year later on the maneuvering stage right in front of headliner Luke Bryan. But this year they are the main attraction that both said they enjoyed.
"We will make all our friends who are in the city or near the city with whom we have made songs and try to make them a huge epic night and memory and moment for all that none of us will forget ", he said.
They first brought out Morgan Wallen, whose album was just released, and sang "Up Down" ,
They said Bebe Rexha wanted to be there to sing, but it was in Europe and could not be there, so they asked the audience to sing their part so they could record it and then
Then they brought more guests – Jake Owen and Chris Lane for "Sun Daze". Lane opened "This is What We Roll" for FGL on their tour.
Then they asked the crowd if they should wave phones in the air like lighters to "Get Your Shine On".
For their encore, they played "So Roll We" and brought special guest Jason Derulo He then sang his song "Want to Want Me". Then they turned off their cowboy hat caps and left Yodel Boy Mason Ramsey on stage. Yodel Boy sang "Lovesick Blues" and then followed with his recently released single.
As expected, they completed their set with crowd-pleaser Cruise, released in 2012 and caught like wildfire. Since then they have been one of the most successful country music acts out there.
The wind was sometimes quite wild, causing Kelley to grab his broad-brimmed hat so he would not pick it up. He finally switched off with a baseball cap.
The two are currently working on their fourth album, but did not drop any new material on the crowd. They stuck to fan favorites like "Round Here", "Smooth", "We All", "Stay" and "Sippin & # 39; On Fire".
Hubbard said they plan to release the first single of their new album in July and Publish song by song on the album until it's out. "We are delighted that we wish we could play new music soon," he said.
The two are currently on an "Off Year" because they are not doing a proper tour. But since they work in the studio and run other initiatives, they've had a lot to do.
"Me and BK, we do not like to sit still," Hubbard said. "It's a long way from a bad year, and we really use that time to write, write, and be in the studio, work on our next album, play these festivals, and make them as special as possible."  In addition to their music, the two have embarked on new business activities, including a Cruise rooftop restaurant, Tree Vibez Music and their own Whiskey – Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey. The two even held a party at Jackalope Ranch on Friday before their performance to unveil a limited-edition patriotic red, white, and blue label for their Peach Pecan whiskey.
The duo collaborated with the USO on the Limited Label with part of the proceeds from the Patriot package, which goes to the USO and the military, Kelley said.
"Awareness of USO and what they do We look forward to being honored to be part of what they do and to continue to support them," Kelley continued.
How did they get to sell whiskey?
"I know It sounds like a song, but we and whiskey have a story," Kelley said.
Back in Nashville, when they were showing up in hotel lobbies, they would band together with whiskey  "We would say a little prayer and drink a sip of whiskey, we would actually drink a beer and some Canadian club whiskey in the Pour the beer bottle and then drink the whiskey from the beer bottle, "said Kelley. 19659028]
"It's pretty amazing, as I said, we have a story."
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