The second night of the 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival ended with the hottest power couple in country music--Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.
The Mane Stage was running just a few minutes behind as Shelton took the stage first with his version of the Kenny Loggins classic "Footloose." Shelton remade the hit for the remake of the film that came out last year.
He played his biggest hits as well as gave a nod to one of his fellow coaches on reality singing competition "The Voice," Cee Lo Green. Shelton sang the clean version of Green's "Forget You," but the R&B singer was nowhere in sight--not even as a hologram. Maybe his flight was late like it was for Coachella in 2011 when he showed up on stage late and then was upset his set was truncated.
(Speaking of planes, I think someone broke that FAA No flying within two miles of the fest at low altitude rule tonight right around sunset).
Anyway, getting back to Shelton--he was a consummate performer that had fans buzzing about his set.
After Shelton left the stage, his wife, Miranda Lambert, started off an explosive set. One of the coolest things about the 2012 lineup for Goldenvoice head Paul Tollett is that Lambert and Friday night headliner Jason Aldean both appeared at the inaugural Stagecoach back in 2007 when they were both just starting to get widespread stardom. Five years later--they're closing out nights of the show.
Lambert is a really fun live show--dynamic and still very human, even though she's a megastar. One of the set's highlights was her classic "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
Lambert brought her own guest on the stage, too. RaeLynn, who had been competing for Shelton's team on "The Voice" came out and joined Lambert for Maroon 5's "Wake Up Call." For those of you at home, Maroon 5's singer is Adam Levine, who is also a judge on "The Voice."
Did anyone out there catch any Christina Aguilera references that we can include?
Lambert and Shelton also sang "Home" together.