Carrie Underwood leading country stars headlining ‘Stagecouch’ virtual festival


Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett are among a host of stars performing from their homes for an online version of the Stagecoach Festival this weekend (April 24-26, 20).

The event was due to get underway in Indio, California on Friday (Apr24, 2020), but was postponed until October last month as the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S.

However, the country stars are aiming to make things up to fans by broadcasting shows over the weekend on SiriusXM’s The Highway internet radio station for an event dubbed ‘Stagecouch’.

Thomas headlines Friday’s broadcast, with Carrie Underwood closing things out on Saturday, and country superstar Eric Church completing the weekend on Sunday.

The broadcasts, running from 12 pm to 5 pm EST, with an encore in the evenings, will also feature Ashley McBryde, Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, Jon Pardi, Midland, Old Dominion and more.

Announcing the event in a press release, Steve Blatter, Sirius XM’s General Manager for Music Programming said: “In this challenging time, we want to continue to help bring artists and fans together, just as they would at Stagecoach.

“With the amazing help of the many great Country music artists involved, this prestigious annual event will come to life like it never has before on The Highway.”

Friday’s other livestreams include rock icon Joan Jett performing from home for Rolling Stone’s In My Room series, lining up a virtual show at 3pm EST on Rolling Stone’s Instagram account, and Post Malone hosting a special concert featuring his rendition of Nirvana songs from 6pm here.

Over the weekend music fans can also relive “epic” past performances by the likes of Cardi B, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars as part of the 72-hour PlayOn Fest at here and Songkick’s YouTube page here.