Stagecoach expands to 3 days with Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert

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The 2012 edition of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival will expand to three days to make room for headliners including Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.

The country blowout in Indio will take place April 27-29 and also will feature a previously announced reunion performance by the alt-country group the Mavericks, plus sets from the usual broad range of contemporary and classic acts, veterans and newcomers, including Ralph Stanley, Martina McBride, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, the Del McCoury Band, Alabama, Chris Isaak, Luke Bryan, the Band Perry, Sara Evans, Kenny Rogers, Eli Young Band and Justin Moore.

Others slated for this year’s lineup include the Jayhawks, the JaneDear Girls, Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, J.D. Souther, Aaron Lewis, Sunny Sweeney, Sara Watkins and J.D. Crowe & the New South.
Tickets go on sale on Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Stagecoach website.

Stagecoach has been concentrated over two days since it began in 2007 except for the second year, when an appearance by the Eagles warranted a third day.



Brad Paisley breaks the pattern

Miranda Lambert evolves on her new album ‘Revolution’

Blake Shelton remains a candid country voice

— Randy Lewis