From barbecue cooked by Guy Fieri to the Honkytonk ballroom, to a whiskey bar, this is what you should see at Stagecoach 2018.
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Florida Georgia Line, known for its fun-loving attitude and sound They did exactly what they set out to do: make the fans get excited over a weekend in the field by bringing in a lot of guests, including Jason Derulo and Yodel Boy Mason Ramsey. That was the highlight of the night for many.
"You go out in the desert and play music and you are connecting with your fans and you are creating moments that people are going to talk about and think about and look back on for the rest of their lives, which makes us want to work harder. and perfect our show and make sure those moments will be epic, "said Brian Kelley, half of FGL, in an interview with The Desert Sun before his performance.
The duo, which also includes Tyler Hubbard, began his nearly two-hour set with "Anything Goes" and continued with "It's Just What We Do."
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April 27, 2018; Indio, CA, USA UU; Florida Georgia Line performs at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club. Mandatory Credit: Jay Calderon / The Desert Sun via USA TODAY NETWORK (Photo: Jay Calderon, The Desert Sun-USA TODAY NETWORK)
This is Stagecoach's third appearance for friends who met while attending Belmont University in Nashville in 2008. First they performed at the music festival in 2013, around 2:30 in the afternoon, the same day that Hubbard met his wife in the backstage.
His second stage appearance was a year later at Mane's stage just before headliner Luke Bryan. This year, however, they are the main attraction, something that both said they liked.
"We are going to take out all our friends who are in the city or near the city with whom we have made songs and we try to make a great epic night, a memory and a moment for all of us that none of us will forget", He said.
First they took out Morgan Wallen, whose album has just come out, and sang " Up Down. "
They said that Bebe Rexha wanted to be there to sing "Meant to Be" but she was in Europe and could not be there, so they asked the audience to sing their part so they could record it and send it to us.
Then they brought more guests: Jake Owen and Chris Lane for "Sun Daze". Lane opened for FGL on his This Is How We Roll tour.
They then asked the crowd to wave their cell phones in the air like lighters for "Get Your Shine On."
For his encore they performed "This Is How We Roll", and brought special guest Jason Derulo, who then started singing his song "Want to Want Me". Then, the two changed their baseball caps for cowboy hats and made Yodel Boy Mason Ramsey join them on stage. Yodel Boy sang "Lovesick Blues" and then followed with his recently released single.
As expected, they finished their set with the crowd favorite "Cruise", which was released in 2012 and caught like a wildfire. Since then they have become one of the most successful country music acts that exist.
The wind was quite ferocious at times causing Kelley to grab her wide-brimmed hat so it would not fly off. Finally he changed it with a baseball cap.
The two are currently working on their fourth album, but they did not release any new material in the crowd. They stuck to fan favorites like "Round Here," "Smooth," "May We All," "Stay," and "Sippin & # 39; On Fire."
Hubbard said they plan to release the first single of their new album in July and keep launching song after song in the album until it goes out. "We are excited that we want to be able to play some new music, very soon," he said.
The two are currently in what they call a "year out" because they are not doing a full-blown tour. But since they have spent time in the studio working and directing other initiatives, they have remained quite busy.
"I and BK do not like to sit still," Hubbard said. "It's far from being a year out of place." We are really using this time to create, write and be in the studio. Work on our next album playing these festivals and make them as special as possible. "
In addition to their music, the two have started new businesses that include a restaurant with a rooftop" Cruise ", the Tree Vibez Music publication and their own Whiskey – Old Camp Peach Whiskey Pecan. The two even organized a party at Jackalope Ranch on Friday before their presentation to reveal a limited edition red, white, and blue patriotic label for their Peach Whiskey Peach.
The duo partnered with the USE on the label limited with part of the proceeds of the Patriot package bottle that goes to USO and the military, said Kelley.
"Raising awareness about USO and what they are doing. Simply by continuing to show support, we are honored to be part of what they are doing and continue to support them, "continued Kelley.
So how did the two of you get involved in the sale of whiskey?
" I know it sounds like a song, but we and the whiskey have a story, "Kelley said.
On the day the two had just started in Nashville performing in the hotel lobbies, they would share a moment of union with the whiskey.  "We said a little prayer and (we took) a sip of whiskey. In fact, we drank a beer and poured Canadian Club Whiskey whiskey into the beer bottle and then drank the whiskey back from the beer bottle, "Kelley. 
" It's pretty amazing. Like I said, we have a history. "
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