There are still a few months left in the year, but it’s already time to start planning for 2015 music festivals. On Oct. 6, the Stagecoach 2015 lineup was revealed for the massive California country music festival that will return to the town of Indio from April 24-26 next spring. Continuing its tradition of excellence, the festival has scheduled an incredible collection of artists to perform at next year’s event.
Friday will be helmed by Tim McGraw, who will be back at Stagecoach for the first time since 2008. The three-time GRAMMY-winning singer released Sundown Heaven Town, his sixth consecutive No. 1 country album, in September. A handful of artists will make their debut at the festival during the Friday portion of the Stagecoach 2015 lineup, like Jake Owen, Kip Moore, and Kacey Musgraves, who took home GRAMMYs this year for Best Country Song and Album and has a brief fall tour currently underway.
On Saturday, Miranda Lambert will take the spotlight as the second night headliner. Lambert earned the most 2014 CMA Awards nominations in September, tying her own earlier record of nine. Before her headlining set, attendees will be able to watch performances from Dierks Bentley, ZZ Top, Gregg Allman, and Eli Young Band, among others. Saturday will also feature a special performance from the cast of the show Nashville, including Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, and Chip Esten.
The final day of the Stagecoach 2015 lineup will feature Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, on center stage. His album Bringing Back the Sunshine dropped in late September and became his second career No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Along with Shelton, Sunday’s lineup will showcase sets from Sara Evans, The Band Perry, George Thorogood, The Oak Ridge Boys, and many more. Purchase your Stagecoach tickets early from Vivid Seats to see all these artists live next April.
Garth Brooks Tour Continues with Newly Announced Greensboro Concerts
On Oct. 8, Garth Brooks confirmed that Greensboro, N.C., will be the next stop on his ongoing world tour. The singer will perform at the Greensboro Coliseum from Nov. 21-22, following tour stops in cities like Jacksonville, Fla. (Oct. 10-18), Lexington, Ky. (Oct. 31-Nov. 1), and Minneapolis (Nov. 6-15). The Garth Brooks tour is his first in more than a decade, and it will lead up to the release of his ninth studio album, Man Against Machine, which is due out Nov. 11.
Anything Goes Tour Ahead for Florida Georgia Line in 2015
Florida Georgia Line is preparing to release its sophomore studio album, Anything Goes, on Oct. 14, and the duo has just announced a new headlining venture set to launch in January. The Florida Georgia Line tour is set to visit more than 20 cities, starting with Toledo, Ohio, on Jan. 15 and stretching through at least May 8, when the “Cruise” hit-makers will perform in Atlantic City, N.J.