Kris Kristofferson Joins Stagecoach Lineup

12:40 PM PST 04/22/2011 by Sofia M. Fernandez
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The musician-actor takes over slot vacated by Loretta Lynn, who is recovering from knee surgery.

Kris Kristofferson has joined the lineup for the 2011 Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California. The musician-actor takes over the slot vacated by Loretta Lynn, who backed out of the event due to a recent knee surgery.

Kristofferson's performance will kick off his upcoming tour. He performed at the inaugural Stagecoach festival in 2007.

Stagecoach takes place April 30 and May 1 at the Empire Polo Club, the same venue where the Coachella Music and Arts Festival takes place each year.

Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood headline the fest, which also will feature performances by Darius Rucker, Leon Russell and Ricky Scaggs.

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