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Stagecoach reveals the many niches within country

INDIO, Calif. - A couple of new classes of country music performer emerged at the 2018 edition of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival over the weekend - one obvious, one less so.

After making strides for the last three years with female headliners Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, it was back to all men at the top of the bill this year: pop-country-hip-hop duo Florida Georgia Line on Friday, Keith Urban on Saturday and Garth Brooks, who was scheduled to make his Stagecoach debut on Sunday, albeit with his wife, singer Trisha Yearwood, co-billed with him.

Yet Stagecoach didn't retreat. Saturday evening, for instance,

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