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Stagecoach 2016: Rolling Stone Country’s Best Photos From Day 1

Sam Hunt, Snoop Dogg, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, Jana Kramer and more bring country (and a little hip-hop) to California

Stagecoach 2016

Sam Hunt's 2016 Stagecoach set had a huge surprise: Snoop Dogg.

Joseph Llanes

What Coachella is to rock music, Stagecoach is to country — sharing the same Indio, California venue and huge audience numbers. Eric Church, Emmylou Harris, Eric Paslay, Drake White and the Big Fire, Aubrie Sellers, Jana Kramer and Marty Stuart were just a few of the names who played Friday night (April 29th) for the sold-out crowd. Snoop Dogg was a surprise guest during Sam Hunt's set, along with Bebe Rexha and G-Eazy, electrifying Hunt's "House Party." Rolling Stone Country contributing photographer Joseph Llanes is the only media photographer with backstage access at Stagecoach 2016. He brings us these incredible shots from behind-the-scenes and from the best seats in the desert house.

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Joseph Llanes

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg was a surprise guest during Sam Hunt's set, joining the Stagecoach star for a medley of country and hip-hop hits.

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Joseph Llanes

Sam Hunt, Bebe Rexha, Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy

Bebe Rexha and Snoop Dogg joined Sam Hunt for a surprise collaboration at the 2016 Stagecoach Music Festival.