Lady Antebellum performed Saturday at Stagecoach. Marilyn Chung/The Desert Sun
By the time Lady Antebellum signed off at the Mane Stage with “We Owned the Night,” the temperature had dipped back into double-digits after hitting a high of 104 on Saturday – the first time temps broke 100 degrees during a Stagecoach festival.
The festival’s previous heat record of 98 degrees was set on April 28, 2012.
The trio of Hillary Scott, 7-months pregnant – her baby girl is due at the end of July – Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood opened their Stagecoach set with “Downtown,” the first single from their upcoming album, “Golden,” due out May 7.
The song – Miranda Lambert had first dibs on the tune but lifted her hold on “Downtown” when she got word Lady A wanted to include the song on their new album – recently hit No. 1 on the charts.
Pulling the trigger on their hottest song so early in the set caught some in the crowd off guard.
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for … the artist line up for Stagecoach 2013 will be released early Tuesday morning, we’re told.
Who will be the headliner? Tim McGraw? Kenny Chesney? Zac Brown Band? Carrie Underwood?
Can’t wait to find out!
This was posted on the Stagecoach Facebook page Monday evening:
Photos below: A few of the big acts at the 2012 Stagecoach country music festival. From top clockwise: Brad Paisley,The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert, Sheryl Crow and Kenny Rogers. See more photos of them and other top acts at www.mydesert.com/stagecoach
Miranda Lambert arrives at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on April 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Married her longtime beau: Check. Had a big hit ballad: Check. Scored a No. 1 country song: Check. Got a Grammy: Check. Collected CMA Award for female vocalist of the year: Check.
Won ACM Award for album of the year: Check. Check. Headlining her own arena tour: Check — finally.
Miranda Lambert has been on a roll the past couple of years. So why is she still singing about agony?
Read more about tonight’s Stagecoach headliner at mydesert.com…
Good news, Stagecoach fans: You get first dibs on “Country’s Hottest Guy.”
Blake Shelton was crowned Country’s Hottest Guy by People magazine in its Most Beautiful People issue, which hits news stands Friday.
Then on Saturday, Shelton plays the mane stage at the Empire Polo Grounds at 8 p.m.
In a People.com video headlined “Most guys in country music are ugly,” Shelton talks about the reaction of his wife, country star Miranda Lambert, who is also playing Stagecoach.
Yep. He’s taken, and his wife follows Shelton’s set at 9:45 p.m.
Beyoncé was given top billing in the magazine’s annual issue. Eight-time Grammy winner Adele, “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence and soccer star David Beckham also made the cut.
Taylor Swift may have been the reigning queen of this weekend’s Academy of Country Music Awards, but Stagecoach 2012 artists actually swept most of the awards.
Looking for a place to get started prepping for the April 27-29 festival? Check out these CMA winners:
- Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert (third consecutive)
- Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton
- Album of the Year: Miranda Lambert, “Four the Record” (only female artist to have three consecutive albums win
- Single Record of the Year: Jason Aldean (duet with Kelly Clarkson), “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
- Vocal Event of the Year: Jason Aldean (duet with Kelly Clarkson), “Don’t You Wanna Stay”
- Song of the Year: Eli Young Band, “Crazy Girl” (first-ever CMA)
Cutie country western couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert – Stagecoach 2012 headliners! – sing America the Beautiful before the Super Bowl game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Feb. 5, 2012.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert sing America the Beautiful at the Super Bowl