Tex-Mex Trio, The Last Bandoleros, to perform at Stagecoach

Stagecoach 2023, has set itself apart from previous Stagecoach Festivals with its incredibly diverse list of artists, from BRELAND, Trixie Mattel and our personal favorite,Valerie June. A welcome addition to this year’s festival is the Tex-Mex trio, The Last Bandoleros.

San Antonio’s native sons, The Last Bandoleros, have been earning effusive accolades for their acomplished musicianship and impressive harmonies, opening for artists such as Sting, Los Lobos and Dwight Yoakum. The trio refers to their unique new sound as “Tex-Flex”- also the name of their brand new album.

“Tex-Flex” is a is a delicious sonic “guiso” infusing elements of Bolero, Cumbia, Tejano, Bachata and Salsa into modern rock, country, and pop production. Their song, “Maldita” which begins with an alluring Spanish nylon guitar, has already received a prestigious Premio Tejano Mundial award for “Crossover Song of the Year”, while “California Moon” a haunting duet with singer/songwriter Hannah Brier, evokes an unforgettable drive down LA’s Sunset Boulevard.

Other selections from “Tex-Flex, include the effervescent “Every Time We Dance”, stunning ballad “Mi Amor”, salsa-flavored “In Between” romantic Bachata beat-driven “Fall In LoveAgain”, Tejano-flavored “Friends Zone”, and rollicking “Somewhere in Texas”- a country-fuled ode to their beloved stomping grounds complete with cumbia breakdown.

Also included in the album is a modernized Tex-Flex rendition of Eddie Cochran’s iconic “Something Else” and mesmorizing cover of Los Panchos’ heart wrenching classic, “Sin Un Amor” which wonderfully showcases The Last Bandoleros’ irresistible harmonies.

See the Last Bandoleros live now at www.The LastBandoleros.com

You can see The Last Bandoleros on Friday, April 28th at Stagecoach 2023

Write up from The Last Bandoleros (Spotify)

Morgan Wallen Adds New Dates to Tour

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Due to overwhelming demand, Morgan Wallen announced today the addition of 14 new shows across 13 cities, with back-to-back nights at 10 stadium shows, one of the largest tours of 2023. The man praised by Billboard for making “his superstar arrival as a touring artist” last year will bring his 58-show One Night At A Time World Tour to 26 stadium shows, plus arenas, amphitheaters and festivals to fans across four countries and two continents in his biggest tour yet.

Wallen’s One Night At A Time World Tour, produced by Live Nation in North America and Frontier Touring for Australia/New Zealand, kicks off overseas March 15-24 with shows in New Zealand and Australia with HARDY before returning stateside on April 14 at Milwaukee’s American Family Field with HARDY, hitting New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park with Parker McCollum, before wrapping on Oct. 7 at Tacoma Dome in Washington. ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman will support across all dates, U.S. and internationally.

Wallen named his tour after one-of-three new songs on his recently released One Thing At A Time – Sampler: “One Thing At A Time”; which Billboard noted “teems with shades of ’80s pop” while Country Now applauded its unique sound, stating “[it] takes on a slightly different approach from the other two tracks as it features a bit more buoyancy in its raw melody.” The other two tracks on the sampler include “Tennessee Fan,” paying homage to Wallen’s East Tennessee upbringing; and “Days That End In Why.” All three songs serve as the first taste of what’s to come from his time in the studio and arrive on the heels of his new single at Country radio, “Thought You Should Know,” co-written with Miranda Lambert and Nicolle Galyon, currently sitting Top 20.

As on his Dangerous Tour, $3 of every ticket sold for U.S. dates benefits the Morgan Wallen Foundation which funds causes close to his heart and, to-date, has supported organizations such as Greater Good Music by donating over 500,000 meals-and-counting, to Children Are People, the Salvation Army and National Museum of African American Music.

All tickets for the added dates will be sold through the verified fan sale beginning Wednesday, Dec. 7. Times vary per market. Verified Fans will automatically be rolled into the added dates for the same city they initially requested as the originally announced dates sell out. Fans who registered should keep an eye out for an email Tuesday evening, Dec. 6 with more details. For more information, visit www.morganwallen.com. Morgan Wallen Fan Club pre-sale for Australia and New Zealand shows begins on Wednesday, Dec. 7.


Morgan Wallen 2023 Nearby Tour Locations:
Fri, July 14               San Diego, CA                    Petco Park*# NEW
Sat, July 15              San Diego, CA                     Petco Park*#
Wed, July 19            Phoenix, AZ                        Chase Field*# NEW
Thurs, July 20          Phoenix, AZ                        Chase Field*#
Sat, July 22              Los Angeles, CA                 SoFi Stadium*#

MORGAN WALLEN
With over 12.3 billion on-demand streams, multi-platinum certifications and seven chart-toppers at Country radio, it’s no wonder The New Yorker dubbed Morgan Wallen “the most wanted man in country.” His critically-acclaimed, 4x platinum ACM Album of the YearDangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic Records) — Wallen’s follow-up to his double platinum breakout If I Know Me — topped 2021’s all-genre Billboard 200 Albums year-end chart with 4.1 million units sold earning him 2022 Billboard Awards Country Male Artist top honor while continuing to notch historical chart status as Billboard’s longest running Top 10 album in history for a solo artist (eclipsing Adele’s 21 and Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA). Its success sparked the in-demand 55-show Dangerous Tour in 2022 that kicked off this February and wrapped in early October, with the superstar’s first headlining stadium show at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX that saw Wallen shattering attendance records previously held by Elton John and Lady Gaga. The east Tennessean’s hit-packed set included “Up Down” (2017), “Whiskey Glasses” (2018), “Chasin’ You” (2019), “More Than My Hometown” (2020), “7 Summers” (2020, named one of Time Magazine’s Best Songs of the Year), “Sand In My Boots” (2021), and his crossover “Wasted On You.” Wallen’s first solo release of 2022, the emotional ballad “Don’t Think Jesus,” timed to Good Friday in honor of its redemptive lyrics, earned a Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 debut and landed atop Billboard Hot Country Songs chart making him the first artist to score three No.1 debuts on the chart (based on airplay, streaming and sales) since its inception. Follow up single “You Proof,” released in mid-May, became Wallen’s fastest chart climber to date, reaching No. 1 after 14 weeks and remaining at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for six non-consecutive weeks. Working outside the traditional Nashville mainframe with producer Joey Moi, HITS notes, “Wallen continually colors outside the lines,” adding, in turn “he’s connected to his fans in ways unprecedented for a country star.” Having already taken home New Artist of the Year in 2020, the CMA Winner also won AMAs fan-voted Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Country Song at 2022’s awards. The east Tennessee superstar and recent ACM Milestone Award recipient shares, “Awards are awesome, but my true measure of success is my fans, who this year I got to see every single night out on the road and will continue to do so for many years to come.” Thanks to nearly 1 million of his fans, $3 for every ticket sold during his 2022 Dangerous Tour has raised nearly $3 million benefitting the Morgan Wallen Foundation which funds causes close to his heart.

HARDY
Big Loud Records’ heavy hitter HARDY has never been just one thing. Uncaging his next chapter on January 20, 2023, HARDY will introduce the mockingbird & THE CROW, his dichotomous, 17-track sophomore album and the follow up to 2020 debut, A ROCK. HARDY is the reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year, 2022’s BMI Country Songwriter of the Year and a two-time AIMP Songwriter of the Year. One of CRS’ 2021 New Faces of Country Music and a two-time CMA Triple Play award recipient, the pride of Philadelphia, Miss. has earned his reputation as “a breakout in the making,” (HITS) and “a promising purveyor of keeping the spirit of classic heavy Southern rock alive” (American Songwriter). HARDY has written 12 No. 1 singles since 2018, including his own double platinum No. 1 single “ONE BEER” feat. Lauren Alaina + Devin Dawson, and chart-topping Dierks Bentley + BRELAND collaboration, “Beers On Me.” He’s previously toured with Thomas Rhett, Morgan Wallen, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, and more, and will embark on his own SOLD-OUT headlining Wall to Wall Tour this winter, before launching the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour in 2023. 

PARKER MCCOLLUM
Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Parker McCollum released his major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy, with MCA. The album follows his Hollywood Gold EP which was met with widespread critical acclaim and became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. McCollum earned his first-ever No. 1 hit with his platinum-selling premiere single, “Pretty Heart,” and his follow-up single, “To Be Loved By You,” also hit No. 1 on the charts. “To Be Loved By You” was also the highest first week debut album of 2021. In November of 2021, McCollum made his first late-night TV appearance performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

McCollum has been named an Artist to Watch by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA, and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” MusicRow listed McCollum as their 2021 Breakout Artist of the Year and Apple also included him as one of their all-genre “Up Next Artists” Class of 2021. A dedicated road warrior, McCollum made his debut at the famed Grand Ole Opry in 2021 and he already sells out venues across the country (over 40 sold out shows nationwide in 2021) including record-breaking crowds in Dallas (20,000), The Woodlands (16,500), Austin (7500+), Lubbock (7700+), Jackson, MS (5000+), Kearney, NE (3000+), Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and three nights at Fort Worth’s iconic Billy Bob’s Texas. In March of this year McCollum made his debut at RodeoHouston to a sold-out crowd with over 73,000 tickets sold. McCollum earned his first ACM award for New Male Artist of the Year in March 2022 in Las Vegas.  McCollum also won his first CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year award, a fully fan-voted honor, in April 2022.

ERNEST 
Nashville’s most unpredictable hitmaker ERNEST is “The Charmer” (MusicRow), a triple threat talent and one of Music City’s on the rise artist/writers that’s changing the status quo. A 2022 Variety Hitmaker, the chart-topping songwriter fuses influences ranging from Eminem to George Jones, creating a twist-heavy verse style that’s become his signature, proving its mettle and earning him seven #1 hits to date. The eccentric free spirit and 2022 CMA Triple Play Award winner released his debut full-length album Flower Shops (The Album) in March, named one of Holler and The Tennessean‘s best albums of 2022 and showcasing the more classically country side of his craft. Nashville’s “busiest – and most consistently successful – creative force” (Tennessean) just wrapped his first-ever sold-out headlining Sucker For Small Towns Tour, spanning college towns nationwide.

BAILEY ZIMMERMAN
Establishing himself as one of music’s most exciting new voices, Bailey Zimmerman has arrived at the cusp of superstardom with the 2022 release of his debut EP, Leave The Light On – the biggest streaming country debut of all time and the most-streamed all-genre debut of the year. The EP arrived at No. 2 on Billboard‘s Top Country Albums chart and No. 9 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, affording the Louisville, Illinois, native to join Zach Bryan and Luke Combs as the only country artists in 2022 to earn more than one million streams on each of a project’s tracks during release week alone. In 2021 the 22-year-old released his very first song. Now, in just one year’s time, Zimmerman touts nearly 1 billion global streams, has earned his first pair of platinum singles, notched three entries on the Billboard Hot 100, and sold out his first headline tour within minutes of tickets going on-sale.

A young artist with the rasp of a seasoned rocker and the heart of a sensitive songwriter, Zimmerman strikes a sweet spot between timeless American country, rafter-rattling arena rock, and the kind of authentic storytelling that tugs at the heartstrings with a sense of humor and a whole lot of soul. With more new music on the horizon, featuring the grit and gravel of his unmistakably Southern drawl, Zimmerman will continue to showcase the straightforward authenticity for which he is known and loved.

Coachella Valley Loves Its Country Music

The Coachella Valley has always been known as the home of Stagecoach, the largest country music festival in the western United States. But over the past few years, the Coachella Valley has stepped out as a home for country music & its artists. A large part of the growth in country music throughout the Coachella Valley, has to do with the influence of our local casinos. Agua Caliente, Fantasy Springs & Spotlight 29 have all showcased their facilities by hosting a number of country artists.

Here is a brief rundown of the local facilities and the artists that have performed at the venue:

Agua Caliente: Located in Rancho Mirage, The Show at Agua Caliente is a 2100 seat venue, which boasts some of the latest lighting and videography, in the valley. The Show has been host to several country artists, including Dustin Lynch, Randy Houser & Old Dominion. Check out AguaCalienteCasinos.com for upcoming shows and room reservations.

Fantasy Springs: The Special Events Center is located in Indio, and has hosted concerts and world championship boxing. Country artists which have performed include, Chris Young, Old Dominion, Gary Allen and Brooks & Dunn. Fantasy Springs LIT Lounge, located inside the casino, also hosts Country Nights, with DJ Big John Miller. Check out FantasySpringsResort.com for room availability and entertainment info.

Spotlight 29: The latest venue to host country music artists is located in the city of Coachella, at Spotlight 29 Casino, Coachella Crossroads. Coachella Crossroads is a 50 Acre outdoor entertainment complex located adjacent to Spotlight 29 Casino. It is developed by The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and this Veteran’s Day, will host a concert, “Salute to Our Troops” with Blake Shelton as the headliner. Spotlight 29 also has a showroom inside the casino. The Showroom seats 2,200 that has featured headliners such as Justin Moore, Montgomery Gentry and Big & Rich.Acrisure Arena: Another venue, that was recently completed, is Acrisure Arena, a brand new 11,000 seat venue. The arena is home to The Coachella Valley Firebirds hockey team and will host a number of concerts, including the great Shania Twain.

The number of venues that are hosting country music artists, has increased in the past several years, but Stagecoach is still the most popular country music event held in the Coachella Valley. Fortunately with the amount of country music concerts being held throughout the year, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, while we wait for April to come around.

Stagecoach 2023 Lineup Announced

Last week GoldenVoice released the line up for Stagecoach 2023 and we believe it’s one of the best lineups that we’ve seen! Stagecoach always has amazing headliners and up and coming talent performing at the Palomino stage or Sirius XM stage, but what makes this year’s lineup so good, is the range of the performing artists. Headliners Luke Bryan, Kane Brown and Chris Stapleton represent three subcategories within country music, which as far as we’ve heard, has been pleasing to our readers/followers.

Luke Bryan has always been a Stagecoach favorite with his poppy, catchy, feel-good songs. You can’t go wrong with having Luke Bryan perform at Stagecoach. Kane Brown has an amazing voice and is popular with younger fans, especially the ladies. Chris Stapleton has so many phenomenal songs, that we don’t know how they’ll be able to fit them all into a two hour set. These three artists are well deserving of headline status, because of their singing & song-writing abilities, but more importantly, they have a very loyal fanbase, and their songs will definitely get people dancing, at the end of the night.

Other artists that we’re excited to see:

Old Dominion– They’ve been named Group of the Year for good reason. Everyone loves Old Dominion

Kameron Marlowe– This talented young artist has established himself as a force to be reckoned with with hits, “Giving You Up” and “Tequila Talkin'”. Be sure to catch his set!

Morgan Wade– This talented female, has the voice and lyrics that paint a picturesque scene, for every song she sings. She performs at Stagecoach on Saturday. DO. NOT. MISS. HER!

For the full line up and to purchase your tickets, visit Stagecoach.com

Tailgate Fest Returns!!!

Tailgate Fest Returns on August 13th & 14th and it promises to be bigger and better than ever! This year Tailgate Fest moves from SilverLakes Sports Complex to Auto Club Speedway, in Fontana. The tailgate party will be happening on the track infield and because of the unique nature of Tailgate Fest, it won’t stop when the artists take the stage.

This year’s Tailgate Fest lineup is stacked with some of country music’s favorite artists, performing some of country music’s favorite songs. Billy Currington & Jake Owen will headline the weekend and will be joined by LANCO, Eli Young Band, Chris Jansen and Blanco Brown, just to name a few. These artists will highlight every aspect that makes Tailgate Fest a fan favorite.

Tailgate Fest has always prided itself on being unique, compared to other country music festivals. At most festivals, attendees have to leave the RV/camping area to enjoy see the artists on stage. At Tailgate Fest, fans can continue to party and play at their camping location, and still have a view of the stage & artists, as they perform. Any fan wanting a closer view, will have the option of watching the show from the general admission area or from the VIP section, in front of the stage.

But wait, THERE’S MORE! Tailgate Fest also offers Boots & Bikinis, an opportunity for fans to enjoy the performance from a giant pool, located next to the stage. The Boots & Bikinis option will allow attendees to enjoy a MEGA pool party before, during and after the artists perform.

We’ve been fortunate enough to cover Tailgate Fest in the past, and it is an experience that every country music fan should experience at least twice in their life. The artist-fan interaction is unlike anything I’ve seen before, and the option to enjoy the performances, from the comfort of your vehicle, isn’t truly appreciated, until you’ve experienced it first hand.

Tailgate Fest is a welcome breath of fresh air and a return to normalcy that country music fans have been craving, since the start of the pandemic. We’ll be purchasing our tickets to attend this year and I strongly recommend you do the same. This is truly one festival you don’t wanna miss.

Click on this link for Tailgate Fest Tickets

LUKE COMBS’ NEW ALBUM GROWIN’ UP, OUT TODAY

Country superstar and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs’ highly anticipated new album, Growin’ Up, is out today via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. Stream/purchase HERE.

In celebration of the release, Combs was featured on “CBS Mornings” earlier today speaking with correspondent Anthony Mason (watch the full profile HERE) and recently profiled in The New York Times, who praises, “Combs is one of country music’s biggest stars right now…He’s accomplished this not with virtuosic musical innovation, genre-crossing celebrity collaborations or by hosting a television singing competition, but by cranking out one irrepressibly catchy, widely relatable meat-and-potatoes country anthem after another.”

Produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan SingletonGrowin’ Up is Combs’ third studio album following 2019’s 3x Platinum What You See is What You Get and his 4x Platinum debut, This One’s For You, and consists of twelve songs including his new single, “The Kind of Love We Make,” which debuted at #17 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart—the highest chart debut since January 2020—and was the most added song at country radio this week with 148 stations onboard. Watch the song’s official music video HERE.

“The Kind of Love We Make” adds to a triumphant career for Combs, who recently extended his record-breaking streak at country radio as his previous single, “Doin’ This,” reached #1 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts last month. This is Combs’ thirteenth-consecutive #1 single, adding yet another historic accomplishment to his career. In honor of the milestone, Combs celebrated his nine latest #1s earlier this month with a special sold-out Parking Lot Party concert at BMI—their biggest #1 party ever.

Known for his electric live shows, Combs will perform throughout this year with his sold-out “Middle of Somewhere” fall tour as well as an upcoming sold-out show at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which ranks among the fastest sell-outs in the venue’s history. The Atlanta show follows additional sold-out stadium shows at Seattle’s Lumen Field and Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High, of which The Tennessean praised, “as he held center stage for the two-hour show, Combs proved why he and his growing collection of hits sound best with a stadium-sized crowd singing along.” See below for complete tour itinerary.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry and a 6x CMA, 3x ACM, 3x Billboard Music Award-winner, Combs is in the midst of a record-setting and historic series of years. His previous release, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. With the record Combs reached #1 on Rolling Stone’s Top 200 Albums chart, Top 100 Songs chart and Artists 500 chart—the first country artist ever to lead all three charts in the same week and first to top the Artists 500. He also made history as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks.

LUKE COMBS CONFIRMED TOUR DATES
July 7 /// Cavendish, PEI /// Cavendish Beach Music Festival
July 8 /// Quebec City, QC /// Festival D’Ete International De Quebec
July 9 /// Ottawa, ON /// RBC Bluesfest
July 23 /// Columbus, OH /// Buckeye Country Superfest
July 30 /// Atlanta, GA /// Mercedes-Benz Stadium* (SOLD OUT)
September 2 /// Bangor, ME /// Maine Savings
Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT)
September 3 /// Bangor, ME /// Maine Savings
Amphitheater‡ (SOLD OUT)
September 16 /// Green Bay, WI /// Resch Center+ (SOLD OUT)
September 17 /// Green Bay, WI /// Resch Center+ (SOLD OUT)
September 22 /// Lake Tahoe, NV /// Lake Tahoe Outdoor
Arena at Harveys+ (SOLD OUT)
September 23 /// Lake Tahoe, NV /// Lake Tahoe Outdoor
Arena at Harveys+ (SOLD OUT)
September 30 /// Albany, NY /// MVP Arena+ (SOLD OUT)
October 1 /// Albany, NY /// MVP Arena+ (SOLD OUT)
October 14 /// Charleston, SC /// North Charleston
Coliseum^ (SOLD OUT)
October 15 /// Charleston, SC /// North Charleston
Coliseum^ (SOLD OUT)
October 21 /// Louisville, KY /// KFC Yum! Center^ (SOLD OUT)
October 22 /// Louisville, KY /// KFC Yum! Center^ (SOLD OUT)
October 28 /// Omaha, NE /// CHI Health Center^ (SOLD OUT)
October 29 /// Omaha, NE /// CHI Health Center^ (SOLD OUT)
November 4 /// Uncasville, CT /// Mohegan Sun Arena^ (SOLD OUT)
November 5 /// Uncasville, CT /// Mohegan Sun Arena^ (SOLD OUT)
November 12 /// Quebec City, QC /// Videotron Centre# (SOLD OUT)
November 14 /// Toronto, ON /// Scotiabank Arena# (SOLD OUT)
November 15 /// Toronto, ON /// Scotiabank Arena# (SOLD OUT)
November 17 /// Ottawa, ON /// Canadian Tire Centre# (SOLD OUT)
November 18 /// Montreal, QC /// Centre Bell# (SOLD OUT)
November 21 /// London, ON /// Budweiser Gardens# (SOLD OUT)
November 22 /// London, ON /// Budweiser Gardens# (SOLD OUT)
December 9 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Paycom Center% (SOLD OUT)
December 10 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Paycom Center% (SOLD OUT)

*with special guests Cody Johnson, Zach Bryan and Morgan Wade
‡with special guests Mitchell Tenpenny and Morgan Wade
+with special guests Jordan Davis and Morgan Wade
^with special guests Jordan Davis and Lainey Wilson
#with special guests Riley Green and Chayce Beckham
%with special guest Jordan Davis and more to be announced


www.LukeCombs.com

Palomino Festival to Debut in Pasadena

Earlier this year, Goldenvoice announced Palomino, a brand new alt-country festival taking place for one day only, this July 9th. The team behind Stagecoach – California’s country music festival – have created a magical day full of some of the most innovative, authentic, and boundary-pushing talent in country, folk, pop, bluegrass, and everything in between. The inaugural lineup taking over Brookside at the Rose Bowl includes Kacey MusgravesWillie Nelson & Family, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. The recent addition of rising country star, Zach Bryan, promises to make Palomino a day you don’t wanna miss. The multi-talented, Nikki Lane, will also be in attendance. Nikki promises to make this festival more spectacular by not only performing, but also bringing her popular vintage marketplace to Palomino, and with Nikki in attendance, everything just feels right.

Don’t wait until the FOMO strikes, because it might be too late. Purchase your tickets on PalominoPasadena.com and prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

Lindsay Ell Crushes Day 3, at Stagecoach

As the sun began to set on Stagecoach 2022, a familiar voice rang out from the Mane Stage. Lindsay Ell took the stage, on day three, and put on a high energy performance, filled with guest appearances and her latest chart topping hits, which got the 75,000 fans on their feet and singing along, prior to headliner Luke Combs, taking the stage.

Dressed in neon green, Lindsay began her set with an infectious amount of energy that spilled over to the crowd, who quickly began singing along to “Criminal” and didn’t stop until her final song, “What Happens In A Small Town“.

During her performance, the crowd of 75,000, was treated to Lindsay’s latest release, “Right on Time“. a song that Lindsay told me, was “near and dear to her heart, because of the constant pressure that is placed on women, by society, to fall in love, get married and have kids; all by a certain age.” She stated, “women are beautiful and should be empowered to live their life on their own timeline; write their own stories.” Before performing “Right on Time” at Stagecoach, Lindsay dedicated the song to women everywhere, as a reminder that they “can’t be late to their own party.” The statement was greeted cheers as the women, and some men in the crowd, recognized the realness of her statement.

Shortly after that song, Lindsay and her band, had a little fun with the crowd, by squirting them with water guns, then quickly returned to the stage to introduce special guests, Cheat Codes, for their next song, “How Do You Love“. The trio and Lindsay, proceeded to perform their smash hit, while the crowd danced, sang and throughly enjoyed the moment. The end of Lindsay’s set was capped, with her most popular song to date, “What Happens in a Small Town“, a song featuring Brantley Gilbert.

Although Lindsay’s performances are entertaining, because of her incredible guitar skills, crowd interaction, and high energy throughout the set, this one felt very different. Good different. This was, easily, one of my favorite performances of Stagecoach weekend. Lindsay’s energy provided an atmosphere that we hadn’t experienced since the beginning of the pandemic. Lindsay was captivating throughout and reminded us, of just how much fun live music can be, and how much we’ve missed it!

Thank you, Lindsay!

If you’d like to experience Lindsay Ell’s phenomenal performance for yourself, be sure to follow her on all social media platforms, and catch her opening for Shania Twain this summer.

For more info about Lindsay Ell, check out LindsayEll.com

Photo: @JesusRosasPhotos

Holiday State debuts Festival Anthem ‘Indio’

When the weather get’s warmer in the Coachella Valley, it only means one thing… Festival Season! This year, April marks the return of Coachella and Stagecoach, after a two year hiatus due to covid. Just in time for our local festivals, the country trio, Holiday State, has released the song “Indio”, which promises to be a festival-fan favorite for years to come.

Holiday State, is a pop-country trio made up of brothers Brandon, Brett & Bryan DeLaura. The group hails from Ranch Santa Margarita, California, and has released several singles throughout their career and expect to drop their first EP in fall of 2022. The brothers have stated that being of Hawaiian and Hispanic descent they find musical influence in their culture, as well as their music they grew up listening to during their childhood.

Holiday State’s latest song, “Indio”, is another addition to their catchy, feel good style, that instantly transports listeners into a festive, chill-vibe. The song has already been streamed over 15k times, and has been shared on social media, by none other than Waymond Fermon, the Mayor of Indio.

The trio’s list of feel good songs don’t end with “Indio”, the brothers have also released popular singles, such as “Friday Feelin” and “Where I Wanna Be“. It is easy to see that Holiday State is well on their way to becoming rising stars on the pop country scene, with more than enough talent to perform at Stagecoach, TailgateFest, or any number of country festivals throughout the US.

We look forward to future hits from Holiday State and forsee them headlining at a concert venue, near you.

Be sure to check out HolidayState.com for their latest music and upcoming shows.

Stagecoach Preview

Stagecoach Country Music Festival is 10 days away, and it promises to be an amazing weekend filled with phenomenal artists and activities throughout Stagecoach venue. This year’s festival continues Goldenvoice’s excellent run of Stagecoach headliners with Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Luke Combs. In addition to this year’s incredible lineup, fan favorites Guy Fieri’s Stagecoach Smokehouse, the SiriusXM Spotlight Stage and the Honkytonk Dance Hall are also returning to the festival.

As always, the headliners are a “Must Watch”, but we’ve compiled a list of several artists, that we look forward to watching during Stagecoach weekend.

Here’s a list of artists that we believe you “Must Watch”:

Walker County– Sisters Ivy Dene and Sophie Dawn create a unique blend of country music that was inspired by the sounds of middle America, which they group up on. Now having spent years honing their skills, Walker County is ready to carry on the heritage of country music with their modern-traditional blend. Walker County performs on the SiriusXM stage at 2:20pm on Friday

Jordan DavisJordan Davis has been named “Artist to Watch” by Billboard, Rolling Stone, CMT and several other outlets. His hits, “Cool Anymore”, Slow Dance in the Parking Lot” and “Buy Dirt”, have helped Davis accumulate over 2 billion streams worldwide.

Reyna Roberts– With hits like, “Stomping Grounds”, 67 (Winchester), and “Raised Right”; Reyna Roberts is well on her way to super stardom. She is one of our most anticipated artists to watch during Stagecoach weekend.

Travis Denning– Hits like “After a Few”, “David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs” and “Red, White and Blue”, have made Travis Denning a fan favorite and one of the most anticipated artists to watch during Stagecoach weekend. His set promises to get the crowd on their feet and singing along, from beginning to end.

Hardy– His latest album “A Rock” is phenomenal!!! Just push play, sit back and enjoy it. We’re looking forward to seeing him live, for the first time.

Lindsay Ell– One of our favorite Bad Ass Women of Country, returns to Stagecoach! If you’ve never seen Lindsay shred on her guitar, LIVE… you’re missing out! She is one of the most talented guitarist we’ve ever seen. Be sure to watch her set… you will not be disappointed

Cody Johnson– Known for his explosive live shows and electrifying stage presence Cody Johnson’s set will be a party from beginning to end. CoJo Nation will be rockin’, singing and dancing on the last night of Stagecoach!

For set times, tickets and other info, check out StagecoachFestival.com