via press release:
SADDLE UP FOR AXS TV’S NIGHTLY ‘COUNTDOWN TO STAGECOACH’ PRE-CONCERT SPECIAL, KICKING OFF 20 HOURS OF LIVE COVERAGE, STARTING FRIDAY, APRIL 25 THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 27, AT 9pE/6pP
The Live Broadcast Features Three Days of Performances from some of Country’s Biggest Names, such as Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, and many more…
Entertainment Correspondent Ashley Eicher Returns as Host of AXS TV’s Coverage
LOS ANGELES – April 11, 2014 – For the second consecutive year, AXS TV—the country’s premier destination for unprecedented live music festival coverage—is proud to broadcast the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival, following the success of the 2013 festival which was viewed in over five million homes. This month, the network will present 20 hours of live coverage from Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27, airing each evening at 9pE/6pP. This is the only multi-day live country music broadcast on television. StubHub returns as AXS TV’s Official Broadcast Partner.
In conjunction with this unparalleled event, AXS TV takes viewers even deeper into the Stagecoach experience with a special “Countdown to Stagecoach” half-hour pre-show, as host Ashley Eicher gives behind-the-scenes access to California’s top country music festival in Indio, CA. A new segment will air nightly at 8:30pE/5:30pP, serving as a lead-in to the epic three-day festivities. Eicher serves as the host for the “Countdown to Stagecoach” show as well as the entire festival broadcast.
The 2014 festival will send viewers on a one-of-a-kind experience, as the network begins its coverage on Friday, April 25 with seven hours of Stagecoach featuring Eric Paslay (“Friday Night”); Thomas Rhett (“It Goes Like This”); SONS OF ANARCHY star Katey Sagal & the Forest Rangers; Brantley Gilbert (“Bottoms Up”); Shakey Graves (“Roll the Bones”); Shelby Lynne (“Killin’ Kind,” “Wall in Your Heart”); Easton Corbin (“Clockwork”); and country powerhouse Eric Church (“Drink in My Hand,” “Springsteen”). Friday’s coverage re-airs on Saturday at 7aE/4aP.
Then, on Saturday, April 26, tune in for a loaded lineup featuring THE VOICE winner Danielle Bradbery; music icon Don McLean; Tyler Farr (“Redneck Crazy”); Jason Isbell (“Cover Me Up”); Ashley Monroe (“Weed Instead of Roses”); Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles; southern rockers Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; teen sensation Hunter Hayes; and modern master Jason Aldean. Saturday’s coverage re-airs on Sunday, at 6:30aE/3:30aP and 1:30aE/10:30pP. And, on Sunday, April 27, close out the weekend with performances from Lee Brice (“Love Like Crazy”); Dustin Lynch (“Cowboys and Angels”); Shovels & Rope (“Gasoline”); Chris Cagle (“Got My Country On”); John Prine (“Angel from Montgomery”); genre-defying fan-favorites Florida Georgia Line (“This is How We Roll”), and more. Sunday’s coverage re-airs on Monday at 2:30aE/11:30pP and 2pE/11pP.
Additionally, the network has launched an in-depth and interactive companion website (www.axs.tv/festivals), where viewers can participate in live polls, enjoy user-generated content, and find additional information about the broadcast, giving them a front-row seat from the comfort of their own home.