Stagecoach 2013: Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley play fan favorites on mane stage

Stagecoach 2013: Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley play fan favorites on mane stage

Posted:   04/28/2013 01:02:17 AM PDT
Updated:   04/28/2013 01:58:35 AM PDT

INDIO – Nashville’s Lady Antebellum and Phoenix’s Dierks Bentley sent the crowd home happy with a selection of fan favorites and covers on Saturday night at the Stagecoach country music festival.

Lady Antebellum ended their hour set with a nearly 30-minute encore with their massive Grammy Award winning 2009 hit “Need You Now,” a cover of the Rolling Stones 1969 hit “Honky Tonk Women” and 2011′s “We Owned The Night.” While fans clearly started to leave during “Need You Now,” the ones who stuck around were rewarded with more material.

Earlier in the set, the group performed a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s 1985 hit “I’m On Fire” with Bentley.

The group’s vocals were hard to hear during the early part of their set but everything seemed to be resolved soon after. The band didn’t appear to be affected positively or negatively by Hillary Scott’s very pregnant stomach while the singer said her baby girl is due by the end of July.

Meanwhile, Bentley was a clear fan favorite who performed before Lady Antebellum.

“Lets make some memories, get really drunk and forget all of them,” Bentley said to massive applause on Saturday at the mane stage.

He started with the upbeat 2012 hit “5-1-5-0″ which featured elaborate lighting and a large graphics behind him with the numbers.

Bentley also performed 2009′s “Feel That Fire,” a new song titled “I Hold On,” 2011′s “Home” where he thanked the armed forces and a performance of a George Jones cover of “Walk Through This World With Me” with Foo Fighters lead guitarist Chris Shiflett and his band the Dead Peasants.

wes.woods@inlandnewspapers.com