The 2012 edition of Stagecoach brought world-class country music talent with headliners Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean. The weekend dubbed “week three of Coachella” did not disappoint. Indio saw the crowd morph from hipsters to over 50,000 screaming and dancing country fans. For the weekend, Stagecoach was home to Rebel flags, every type of American brew, and cowgirls in skimpy outfits. Brad Paisley acknowledged all this by singing “This is country music and we do.” Here is a recap of the Top Five Performances over the weekend.
2. Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean kicked off his kinda party on the first night of Stagecoach while performing his classics like “Amarillo Sky.” Either anxious or drunk, Aldean stumbled and fell at center stage while doing his iconic backwards cowboy crawl. No, it wasn't the most perfect performance to date as he did mix up lines during “Dirt Road Anthem,” but he brought the crowd to its feet to do what they all traveled to do, party.
1. Justin Moore
With his big white cowboy hat and thick country twang, Justin Moore put out a great effort on the main stage. This young gun let everyone know no one would get in his way with “I Could Kick Your Ass” and “Backwoods.” Moore then showed his softer side as he brought out his daughter, and said he truly knew what “Small Town USA” meant once she was born. He had to compete against the world-renowned comedian Steve Martin, who was on at the same time slot, but this country rebel stole all the Hollywood limelight from Martin. In his first Stagecoach, Moore rocked the stage like he owned it and solidified his place within country music.