Typically, women only get one or two slots on a country music festival or tour, but Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty Tour 360 will include six women behind the mic as she hits the road with Maddie & Tae and Runaway June. (April 30)
Yee-haw! The full lineup for the 2020 Stagecoach: California’s Country Music Festival is in.
Headlining the Indio, California, festival, which runs the weekend of April 24, will be Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church. Other festival highlights include Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, ZZ Top, and Alan Jackson.
Notably, the 2020 lineup features two LGBTQ trailblazers in country music: Lil Nas X and Orville Peck. Earlier this year, Lil Nas X — a gay, black rapper and singer — caused controversy with his single “Old Town Road,” which snagged No. 1 spots on both Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop at the same time. Billboard ultimately pulled the hit from the country chart, claiming it didn’t embody enough country music elements.
Orville Peck is the stage name of an up-and-coming Canadian country star who wears a mask to hide his identity. He’s been vocal in the press about his crossover from punk, and the desire for diversity within country music.
“There has always been people of color making country music, and there has always been queer cowboys and cowgirls, like K.D. Lang,” Peck recently told the New York Times.
Of course, the 2020 Stagecoach lineup also includes long-standing veterans, like two-time Grammy Award-winner Jackson, Neal McCoy and ’60s roots rock band ZZ Top.
Unlike last year, the lineup doesn’t feel saturated in the “bro country” that dominates today’s charts, though it’s represented with acts like Chris Lane and Riley Green.
Underwood, who also topped the 2016 bill along with Church, is the first solo female headliner since Shania Twain kicked off her comeback at the festival in 2017 (Trisha Yearwood joined husband Garth Brooks in his Mane Stage slot a year later).
This year, other notable female performers include 61-year-old Tanya Tucker, Nashville rebel Nikki Lane, who will again curate a Stage Stop Marketplace on the festival grounds, and The Haden Triplets, whose father is jazz legend Charlie Haden.
In 2020, celebrity chef Guy Fieri also returns with his Stagecoach Smokehouse featuring barbecue vendors, and DJ Diplo will perform another late Sunday night set in the Palamino tent. Last year, the DJ brought out Cyrus and Lil Nas X to perform their remix of “Old Town Road.”
For a full list of performers, take a look below:
Friday April 24
Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, Dustin Lynch, Billy Ray Cyrus, Morgan Wallen, Lil Nas X, Mitchell Tenpenny, Nikki Lane, RaeLynn, Hardy Pam Tillis, Ingrid Andres, The Last Bandoleros, Seaforth, Willie Jones, Whitney Rose
Saturday, April 25
Carrie Underwood, Dan & Shay, Midland, ZZ Top, Locash, Tanya Tucker, Jimmie Allen, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Ryan Bingham, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammock, Jade Jackson, Temecula Road, Orville Peck, Teddy Robb, Ian Noe, Courtney Marie Andrews, Payton Smith
Sunday April 26
Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Jon Pardi, Bryan Adams, Chris Lane, Riley Green, Neal McCoy, Shenandoah, Paul Cauthen, Gabby Barrett, Niko Moon, Hayes Carll, Brandon Ratcliff, Hailey Whitters, The Haden Triplets, Laci Kaye Booth, Desure
Festival passes go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at stagecoachfestival.com. Pass prices:
- 3-day General Admission $319
- 3-day General Admission/Shuttle Combo $379
- 3-Day Corral Standing Pit $1,299
- 3-Day Corral C1 Reserved Seating $1,299
- 3-Day Corral C2 Reserved Seating $829
Tickets with layaway opportunities went on sale June 19.
For three-day, general admission tickets, attendees paid $299 plus fees. For three-day Corral C1 reserved seating (behind the pit in front of the Mane Stage), attendees dished out $1,299 plus fees.
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