See Highlights From Day One of the 2017 Stagecoach Festival [Pictures]
Dierks Bentley topped an all-star lineup on opening day of the 2017 Stagecoach Festival on Friday (April 28), playing to one of the largest crowds in the history of the event in his first Stagecoach headlining slot, according to USA Today.
The lineup for the Mane Stage included Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell, both of whom are out on the road with Bentley on his What the Hell Tour, and he brought them out onstage during his set. He and Swindell performed Swindell's current single, "Flatliner," which features a guest appearance from Bentley. The Orange County Register reports that Pardi joined Bentley for a cover of George Strait's "The Fireman," with Bentley even donning a cowboy hat for the occasion.
Elle King performed earlier in the day, and she also joined Bentley onstage to perform their collaboration, "Different for Girls," which was nominated for a Grammy. Bentley introduced King by calling her "the coolest, the baddest and the bestest."
Bentley's set also included "Am I the Only One," "5-1-5-0," "Somewhere on a Beach," "What Was I Thinkin,'" "Riser," "Drunk on a Plane" and "Sideways." He called his headlining slot "an unbelievable experience," thanking the fans for allowing him to come back again in 2017.
Randy Houser, Jerry Lee Lewis, Maddie & Tae, Randy Rogers Band, Anderson East, William Michael Morgan, Ryan Hurd and more were also on the bill on Friday. Saturday's (April 29) lineup will feature Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Tucker Beathard, Brent Cobb, Steve Moakler and Brooke Eden, topped off by a headlining set from Shania Twain in which she will debut new music.
The 2017 Stagecoach Festival wraps on Sunday (April 30) with performances from Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Travis Tritt, Cyndi Lauper, Cam, the Cadillac Three, Wynonna & the Big Noise, Luke Combs, Kiefer Sutherland, Lanco, Levi Hummon and Courtney Cole, with Kenny Chesney headlining the third and final night.
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