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2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival

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ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, left, and guitarist Billy Gibbons perform on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons performs on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Melissa Hill, sitting on Jake Stockton’s shoulders, poses for a friend’s photo at sunset while listening to George Thorogood and the Destroyers play on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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George Thorogood performs on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Kimberly Perry, lead singer of the Band Perry, performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Sign language interpreter Sara Groves, right, signs as Sara Evans’ performance is projected on a big screen.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Hot Rize performs on the Mustang Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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A youngster’s energy wanes on the final day as he waits for Jerrod Niemann to perform on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Jerrod Niemann performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Fans cheer as George Thorogood performs on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Silhouetted against a giant video screen, 5-year-old Nick Fernandez of La Quinta sits on his mom’s, Julie Fernandez, shoulders to get a better view as headliner Blake Shelton performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Headliner Blake Shelton performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Lindsey Dal Porto of San Francisco drinks beer out of a pink flamingo lawn decoration on top of an RV as country music plays in the background during the final day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Madison Marlow of Maddie & Tae performs on the Mane Stage on the third day of the sold-out three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Taylor Dye, left, and Madison Marlow of Maddie & Tae perform on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Zach Swon, left, and Colton Swon of the Swon Brothers perform on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Eric Burdon and the Animals performs on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Logan Brill and guitarist John Hollier performs on the Palomino Stage during the final day of Stagecoach.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Clare Dunn performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Justin Moore kicks up his heels as he performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Top guitarist Billy Gibbons performs on the Palomino Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Fans cheer as Justin Moore performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Daniel Romano performs on the Palomino Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Country music fans take photos as they arrive at the RV resort at the Stagecoach festival.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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The Budweiser Clydesdales and dalmation parade to the RV Resort.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Fans enjoy the view from the roof of their RV in the RV resort.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Miranda Lambert performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Fans raise their hats and cheer as headliner Miranda Lambert performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Dierks Bentley performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Top bassist Dusty Hil, left, and guitarist Billy Gibbons perform on the Palomino Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Justin Moore performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Dierks Bentley performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Gregg Allman performs on the Palomino Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Mickey Gilley performs on the Mustang Stage at the three-day Stagecoach festival in Indio.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Mike Eli of the Eli Young Band performs on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Chris Thompson of the Eli Young Band performs at sunset on the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben, Los Angeles Times)
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Country music fans sit on top of their RV on the second day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Country music fans dance as Nikki Lane performs on the second day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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John Moreland performs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Zack Carroll and Shae Weiss dance after parading The Front Porch -- a Great Depression-era themed house pulled by a tractor around the Stagecoach RV Resort during Stagecoach Country Music Festival.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Old Salt Union performs on the Mustang Stage at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Marie Nakashima, center, of San Diego, dances as Old Salt Union performs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Caitlin Rose performs on the second day of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Bonnie Jenkins, left, Willie Niner, middle, and Rico Martinez hold photos of Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert in the RV Resort at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Nikki Lane performs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Saturday.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Jake Owen leans into the crowd as he performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Jake Owen greets fans as he performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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A couple embrace as headliner Tim McGraw performs the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Country music fans cheer during Jake Owen’s performance on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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A fan watches Sturgill Simpson perform on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Headliner Tim McGraw performs on the Mane Stage on the first night of the sold-out three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Headliner Tim McGraw performs the Mane Stage. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Headliner Tim McGraw performs the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Fans cheer as headliner Tim McGraw performs the Mane Stage.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Steve Earle performs on the Mustang Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival
A fan cheers as Parmalee performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Parmalee performs the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Sturgill Simpson performs on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Pegi Young & the Survivors perform on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Jake Owen is photographed at sunset before performing on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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The Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill and Kenny Sears performs on the Palomino Stage on the first night of the sold-out three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio Friday, April 24, 2015. Stagecoach is reported to be the highest-grossing festival centered on country music in the world.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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The Time Jumpers, featuring Vince Gill on guitar and Kenny Sears on fiddle, perform on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Balsam Range singer-fiddler Buddy Melton performs on the Mustang Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Balsam Range performs on the Mustang Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Fans cheer in the heat as Kacey Musgraves performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Kacey Musgraves performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Jake Owen performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Jake Owen performs on the Mane Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Merle Haggard tips his hat to the crowd from the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Merle Haggard performs on the Palomino Stage.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Alex Joseph of Laguna Beach and Angel Howard of Lakewood share a kiss on the Honkytonk Stage on Day 1.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Country music fans race to get the best viewing spot during opening day of the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Country music fans take dance lessons from members of the Powerhouse Percussive Dance group from Anaheim at the Honkytonk Stage on Day 1.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Alex Joseph of Laguna Beach and Angel Howard of Lakewood dance on the Honkytonk Stage on Day 1.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Kirsten Thorn, left, and Anastasia DeSantis, both of Garden Grove, take a break from dancing at the Honkytonk on Day 1.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Teresa James, left, of Diamond Bar and Sarah Fernandez, of Rancho Cucamonga have their photo taken on opening day.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Fans pull their cooler to their campsite in the RV Resort on opening day.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Eric Greene of Norco throws a lasso around Chelsey Spangler of Newport Beach on Day 1.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Brian Sosa, left, of Los Angeles, Ian Pendergraft of San Diego, and a sombrero-wearing Austin Carver of Orange show off their American flag print tights in the RV Resort on opening day.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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Pegi Young & the Survivors perform on the Palomino Stage on Day 1.  (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
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