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.
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Seth Ennis from Alabama sang his Signature song Indio on Stagecoach's SiriusXM Spotlight Stage on Saturday
"Wake Up in Nashville" could be the theme song for this new, platform-sized stagecoach stage: the Country Music Festival in California.
"It still felt like a dream," he sang. I've been hunting since the day I played my father's string for the first time.
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April 28, 2018; Indio, CA; Brothers Osborne Performs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club Compulsory Credit: Richard Lui / The Desert Sun Over USA TODAY NETWORK (Photo: Richard Lui, The Sun-US Desert Network)
Ennis, who grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, moved to Nashville at 18 years old in 2013, and was signed to Arista Nashville in 2016 , was one of more than a dozen stagecoach performers with Nashville Mi This is an epilogue in which they end up on the Spotlight or Mane Stage in Indio.
Joshua Hedley of Florida also has it in his autobiographical song "Mr. Jukebox," he said, he moved to Nashville and played for 13 years before signing a record deal.
Saturday saw more stories of singer-songwriters emigrating to Nashville from various small cities in America to Stagecoach. They have names like Adam Doleac, from Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Carly Pearce, of Taylor Mill, Kentucky; and Jordan Walker from Texas and Johnny McGuire from Kansas City, who became Duo Walker McGuire after meeting at an authoring round in Nashville.
The Stagecoach saw its first peak on Friday with a Country Country Celebration from the Florida Georgia Line, one Duo, who is literally from Florida and Georgia and moved to Nashville to work as a cover band, they produced more Nashville artists who appeared on the stages of Spotlight and Mane in the hours before 10:15 pm
Keith Urban , a native New Zealander who moved from Australia to Nashville in the country down under successes in the early 1990s, made sure that another highlight will be celebrated on late Saturday in Nashville
But Stagecoach started rocking on Saturday night, as an artist who wears the typical walking pattern of a country star Not following, the Palomino took Stage
Jason Isbell from Green Hill, Alabama, who made a name for himself as a member of the modern Southern Rock band Drive-By Truckers, performed with his band, the 400 Unit, and told the almost capacity-strong Crowd in the Palomino The tent he saw on Saturday as the festival's best day, with acts like country rock pioneer Dwight Yoakam, who followed him at the Palomino, the traditional country artist Ronnie Milsap, who preceded this tent, and Kacey Musgraves, who was hired to play at 8:40 pm  REVIEW: 5 Things About Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit at Stagecoach 2018
"Incredible," Isbell called you.
About four songs later, Isbell announced that he had added an accordion to his band and had a song that was actually country, even though it was not a typical country story. This was called "Codeine" and had country elements and said, "If there's something I can not stand, it's the sound a woman makes about five seconds after it starts." But it had a decidedly different refrain – "One of my friends took it and gave it codeine" – threads through the song that came from a meandering midtempo tempo.
28. April 2018; Indio, CA, USA; The wind-down during the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club. Mandatory Credit: Richard Lui / The Desert Sun over USA TODAY NETWORK (Photo: Richard Lui, The Network of the Desert Sun-USA)
Isbell shook the tent, which already fascinated Gregg Allman in his last appearances. ZZ Top and Willie Nelson last year with his original song "Cumberland Gap". He tried songs from his solo Grammy-winning repertoire and his 400-unit Grammy-winning material before ending with a hugely popular performance of "Never Gonna Change." from Drive-by Truckers who have performed in both Coachella and Stagecoach.
Tyler Childers, whose 2017 album "Purgatory" was produced by Stagecoach and Coachella artist Sturgill Simpson, gave a distinctive, but hard-to-describe set of storytelling music earlier in the Palomino
For the average festivalgoer, it did not matter where the artist came or what kind of journey he or she crossed to get here.
Mark Greenwood of Palm Desert, who participated in his fifth stagecoach, said he was aware of the loss of the Mustang tent Having shown more niche country music
"I'd rather have the variety," he said, "more Southern Rock, even Rock and Roll. I think that's missing this year.
Murrieta's Kim Bovy, who visited her fourth stagecoach, said she likes modern country, but pointed to a companion who did not want to be interviewed and said he complained about Chris Lane's NSYNC on Friday
" He's an old country lover, "she said," and he annoyed me, & # 39; s sounding like a boy band. & # 39; And they played it. "
Murrieta-based Cheri Norris and a three-year stagecoach veteran said she spent most of Friday afternoon at the back of the Mane Stage auditorium, enjoying the young bands on Spotlight Stage. But she added that "it's a lot of work" to get to the other venues on the extended festival grounds and "it's really shitty to bring the vintage cars to the small stage (Palomino)."
But Stephanie Heimer of San Diego, who visited her first stagecoach, said that she liked the layout and way the festival is being built.
"They are good," she said, "It's better to do it in the Leaving Country as Rock and Roll. "
But a much older Norcoian Brian Darnell said," Country music is not country music these days. "
The winds started waking up in the early evening, but that's the most Fans are not prevented from having fun.
"I totally love it," said Catherin Accetturo, visiting her first stagecoach. "It's just a good American fun."
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