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Twain, Chesney, Bentley headline Stagecoach

Monday, November 14, 2016 – Shania Twain, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney will headline the Stagecoach Festival in late April in Indio, Cal.

Bentley will close out the opening night of the three-day festival on April 28. Other playing that day include Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae, 38 Special, Elle King, The Zombies, Rhiannon Giddens, Randy Rogers Band, Son Volt, William Michael Morgan, Justin Townes Earle, Anderson East, John Moreland, Dylan Scott, Ryan Hurd, The Blasters, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, The Cactus Blossoms and Quiet Life.

Twain, who has been working on a new album for several years, tops the bill on April 29. Willie Nelson and Family, Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Tucker Beathard, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots, Brent Cobb, Steve Moakler, Tommy James and the Shondells, John Doe, Traveller, Jonathan Tyler, Brooke Eden, The Walcotts, Ruston Kelly, Aaron Less Tasjan, Black Pistol Fire and Waddie Mitchell also will play.

Chesney closes out the festival on April 30. Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Travis Tritt, Cyndi Lauper, Cam, Los Lobos, The Cadillac Three, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Cowboy Junkies, The Long Ryders, Terry Allen, Steep Canyon Rangers, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Kiefer Sutherland, LANco, Levin Hummon, Courtney Cole, The Sadies, Day Layus and The Hillbenders playing The Who's "Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry" also join the show that day.

Tickets go on sale Nov. 18 and are priced between $299 and $1,199.

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When listening to Shania Twain's first album in five years, the listener is faced with making the big decision - blue or green disc. Green supposedly contains 19 country songs. With red, you get the pop version of those same exact songs recorded (international fans get a blue album with Asian sounds). Twain may be generous with the amount of material here, but the overall effect is one of too much music and not enough quality. Yes, there are some country touches and instrumentation, but if you »»»
Come On Over
Like a good many country artists in the HNC phase of country, success seems to breed a situation where artists turn their backs on the very genre which spawned them. After the massive success of "The Woman In Me," Shania Twain has strayed very far from country in what is essentially a pop album. Few of the 16 songs are country: the first single, the catchy, uptempo "Love Gets Me Every Time" with its killer three fiddle attack, "You're Still The One," "Honey, I'm Home," (a lousy job blues song, »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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