Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean to Headline Stagecoach

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Annual nation music fest to additionally characteristic Cole Swindell, CAM, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Old Dominion and Tom Jones

Stagecoach, one of many greatest nation music festivals in North America, has introduced its lineup for the April 26-28 occasion on the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California close to Palm Springs.

This 12 months's headliners are Luke Bryan on the primary night time of the competition, Sam Hunt on Saturday and Jason Aldean enjoying the third and closing night time of the huge get together within the desert that's sometimes one of many first main music festivals of the 12 months.

While each Bryan and Aldean have headlined the competition up to now — Bryan headlined in 2016, Aldean in 2012 and each carried out high slots in 2014 — 2019 will likely be Hunt's first 12 months headlining the competition.

"Last time he performed in 2016, he introduced out Snoop Dogg as a particular visitor," says Stacy Vee, Goldenvoice's director of competition expertise and longtime programmer for the annual live performance. "We're seeing a lot crossover now in nation, whether or not it's Maren Morris and Zedd or Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, we've entered this new time when nation is driving large pop songs."

As all the time, this 12 months's competition options loads of ascendant nation acts poised for a potential future as a headliner, with Cole Swindell and Kane Brown, who simply took residence three American Music Awards, performing Friday, and rising nation stars Luke Combs and Cam holding it down Saturday night time.  

"Combs and Cam are very completely different, however I believe they're gonna praise one another very well," Vee tells Billboard. "It's nation A to Z with these two collectively."

Sunday night time options Old Dominion, who first performed the competition in 2016 and have seen their stars rise with their in style 2017 album Happy Endings, in addition to ongoing assist from Goldenvoice who featured the band on their 2016 Stagecoach Spotlight tour.

As all the time, there are just a few surprises yearly — legendary singer Tom Jones is making a visit to the desert for a Sunday night time set.

"He attended when Jerry Lee Lewis performed just a few years in the past," Vee stated. "He should have had fun as a result of his agent later referred to as me to ask about performing and it took me half-a-second to enthusiastically say 'heck sure.'"

Vee stated this 12 months's Stagecoach highlights quite a few rising girls in nation music together with Lauren Alaina and Jesse James Decker telling Billboard "I'm working so laborious to assist develop these extremely proficient girls," she says. "There's simply an abundance of feminine expertise on the market proper now and I'm attempting to do my half for artists like Abby Anderson and Rachel Wammack who're unimaginable."

Old Dominion will seem on Ellen later in the present day to announce the lineup. Tickets go on sale Friday (Oct. 19) at 11am Pacific at stagecoachfestival.com. Three-day common admission passes begin at $349.

Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean to Headline Stagecoach