By Pepper

Blake Shelton brought Stagecoach 2015 to a dynamic close Sunday night (April 26th).

The superstar, whose popularity only increased with his role as a coach on NBC’s “The Voice,” brought out the jokes and charm (as well as the good music) during his set, which included the use of a cowboy hat (with mullet included) for some of his “early” hits, since in those days, such a hat was necessary.

He managed to toss in a jab at his co-coach on “The Voice, “Adam Levine, adding, “I hope someone got that on video. I’d like him to see that on YouTube,” before introducing his back-up singer (and duet partner on “My Eyes”) Gwen Sebastian, who’d been a contestant and part of “Team Blake” on the second season of “The Voice.” He also mentioned other “Team Blake” alums, Cassadee Pope and the Swon Brothers, who’d also performed at Stagecoach over the weekend.

Before going into his debut single (and first #1 hit), Blake joked that he now hears “Austin” on “Golden Oldies” programs (We love playing it on K-Frog for “Throwback Thursday!”).

Blake cited his “nervousness” about performing for “about a million of you”, as reason for drinking, but given the amount of alcohol consumed by the festival-goers over the weekend, excuses probably weren’t necessary.

As Blake brought the proverbial curtain down on Stagecoach 2015 with his two most popular cover songs, “Footloose” and “God Gave Me You,” the crowd left in high spirits, and anxiously looking forward to Stagecoach 2016.



1. Neon Light

2. All About Tonight

3. The More I Drink

4. She Wouldn’t Be Gone

5. Doin’ What She Likes

6. Kiss My Country Ass

7. Mine Would Be You

8. Nobody But Me

9. Some Beach

10. Ol’ Red

11. Who Are You When I’m Not Looking

12. Hillbilly Bone

13. It’d Sure Be Cool If You Did

14. Sangria

15. My Eyes

16. Austin

17. Drink On It

18. Home

19. Honeybee

20. Boys ‘Round Here

21. Footloose (Kenny Loggins cover)

22. God Gave Me You (Dave Barnes cover)


→ Pepper is the evening host on KFRG 95.1 FM Riverside & KXFG 92.9 FM Temecula. Follow Pepper on Twitter: @KFROGPepper and on Facebook.


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