Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, the Little Willies and Jeff Bridges &Amp; the Abiders Headline AXS TV’s Stagecoach Broadcast

Over a dozen artists will take part in the network’s national 3-day first LIVE broadcast of the premier country music festival

Stagecoach weekend to kick off with Rodney Atkins concert event Thursday, April 25 LIVE from Club Nokia in Los Angeles

AXS TV Contact:
Amy Pfister / apfister@axs.tv

Stagecoach Country Music Festival Contact:
Lindsay Lyons / press@stagecoachfestival.com

(Los Angeles, CA – April 22, 2013) – AXS TV and Stagecoach Country Music Festival have announced over a dozen artists and sixteen hours of LIVE music and festival coverage for the first television broadcast of the premier music festival. AXS TV’s exclusive broadcast, brought to you by StubHub, the Official Broadcast Partner, will air LIVE from the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA beginning Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28, 2013.

AXS TV will launch its Stagecoach Weekend with a special Rodney Atkins LIVE concert event on Thursday, April 25 at Midnight ET/9pm PT. Atkins will perform LIVE again on Saturday night from the festival. In addition to live concert coverage, AXS TV will also offer viewers behind the scenes access at the festival and exclusive artist interviews with host Allison Hagendorf and correspondent Ashley Eicher.

The following outlines AXS TV’s Stagecoach broadcast schedule and participating artists:

Friday, April 26th:
Coverage begins at 9pm ET/6pm PT with sign off at 1am ET/10pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear Day One include:

Commander Cody, Maggie Rose, Joe Nichols, Jeff Bridges & The Abiders,
The Little Willies

Saturday, April 27th:
Coverage begins at 8pm ET/5pm PT with sign off at 2am ET/11pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear Day Two include:

Justin Townes Earle, Nick 13, Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins, Dwight Yoakam,
Dierks Bentley

Sunday, April 28th:
Coverage begins at 8pm ET/5pm PT with sign off at 2am ET/11pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear on Day Three include:

Blue Sky Riders, Florida Georgia Line, Don Williams, Lonestar, Thompson Square, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker

AXS TV’s live broadcast schedule and artists are subject to change. Updates will be made available via the network’s website www.axs.tv, Twitter@AXSTV and Facebook at facebook.com/axstvconcerts. Use hashtag #axsStagecoach to follow all the coverage and updates and to join the conversation.

AXS TV, the premier destination for live music events on television, has proven a must see network for country music fans. The live broadcast of Carrie Underwood’s “Blow Away Tour” had fans trending nationally and worldwide on twitter; OutNumber Hunger Live! featuring The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Florida Georgia Line, and more; plus one-of-a-kind live performances and interviews on the network’s nightly music show AXSLive from country music’s finest including The Mavericks, Ashley Monroe, Martina McBride, Kristian Bush, Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Jason Aldean and many, many more.

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