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Stagecoach 2008

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