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Stagecoach 2008

Fans file out off the Empire Polo Field at the close of the three-day Stagecoach Music Festival (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Tim McGraw makes time for a little air guitar on the Mane Stage. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Country fans pause for a kiss at the close of Stagecoach. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Tim McGraw headlined day three of the festival. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Gretchen Wilson works the crowd. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Trace Adkins performed an afternoon set. (Dan Steinberg / Associated Press)
Billy Joe Shaver performed roadhouse-ready country-blues. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Fans wait on hay bales for George Jones’ set to begin. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Dobro-specialist Jerry Douglas stepped out on his own on the Mustang Stage. (Karl Walter / Getty Images)
Country legend George Jones headlined the Palomino Stage on Sunday. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)
Former “Idol” contestant Carrie Underwood drew a large crowd. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Carrie Underwood covered Guns ‘N Roses’ “Paradise City” during her set. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Fans consider a hat purchase inside one of the Stagecoach tents. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Country music fans get relief from the scorching heat on Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Michelle Branch performs on the Mustang Stage. (Karl Walter / Getty Images)
Mike Ness performs on the Palomino Stage. (Karl Walter / Getty Images)
Jeff Hanna, left, and John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band play on the Palomino Stage. (Michael Buckner, Getty Images)
John Fogerty performs Friday on the Tundra Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
A rider gets tossed from a mechanical bull. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Timothy B. Schmit, left, Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh of the Eagles perform on the Tundra Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Glenn Frey, left, and Joe Walsh of The Eagles on the Tundra Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Shooter Jennings wails on the guitar during his performance on the Palomino Stage. (Michael Buckner / Getty Images)
Craig Morgan performs on the Mustang Stage. (Karl Walter / Getty Images)
Glen Campbell performs on the Palomino Stage. (Dan Steinberg / Associated Press)
Fans celebrate country music at Stagecoach. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images)
Country music fans cross the field to catch more music on a different stage. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images)
Fans dance as Trisha Yearwood performs. (Dan Steinberg / Associated Press)
Star De Azlan performs on the Mustang Stage. (Karl Walter / Getty Images)
Brady Black of the Randy Rogers Band performs on the Tundra Stage. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Country music fans hang out atop their RV in the parking lot prior to Stagecoach. (Charley Gallay / Getty Images)
A vendor sells light sabres and glow glasses by the Mane Stage at Stagecoach 2008, the second annual “Country Coachella” in the desert. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Country music fans flock to the VIP area by the Mane Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Don Henley of the Eagles performs on the Mane Stage. (Luis Sinco, Los Angeles Times)
A pair of cowgirls catch the Eagles’ performance on Friday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Star De Azlan performs on the first day of the festival in Indio on the Mustang Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Don Henley, left, and Joe Walsh of the Eagles close the night. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Ryan Bingham performs Saturday on the Palomino Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Country music fan Tanya Gardener seeks available shade from the sun on Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Luke Bryan, left, performs on the Mane Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Teen sensation Taylor Swift performs on the Mane Stage Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Taylor Swift performs on the Mane Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Dwight Yoakam performs on the Mustang Stage Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
The musician and actor Dwight Yoakam, left, performs on Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Fans are silhouetted by artwork at Stagecoach. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Earl Scruggs performs on the Mustang Stage Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Mike Ness, center, and his band perform on the festival’s Palomino Stage. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Children paint the night with light sabres. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Rascal Flatts plays the final set on the Mane Stage on Saturday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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