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Trace Adkins, Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Atkins and Tanya Tucker are among the first artists announced by AXS TV as part of the network's live coverage of the upcoming Stagecoach Country Music Festival, April 26-28, The Boot has learned exclusively.

Other artists announced for the lineup include Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Charley Pride, Charlie Daniels Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Marty Stuart, Zac Brown Band, Wylie & the Wild West and Blue Sky Riders.

This exclusive broadcast partnership marks the first time fans will be able to watch the music festival, originating at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., live on television. AXS TV's exclusive broadcast of Stagecoach, sponsored by StubHub, will encompass six hours of live continuous coverage each day, featuring live performances, interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.

Fans will also have the opportunity to stay up-to-date on the festival through AXS TV's Stagecoach announcements, news and live coverage by following @AXSTV on Twitter and Instagram, using hashtag #axsStagecoach, and by becoming an AXS TV Concerts "friend" on their Facebook page.

Another of AXS TV's exclusive broadcasts for fans takes place April 6, when the network will air "ACM Weekend of OutNumber Hunger Live" featuring the Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Florida Georgia Line, Greg Bates and Cassadee Pope.

AXS TV has brought country fans other live events, including Carrie Underwood's Blown Away tour plus one-of-a-kind live performances and interviews on the network's nightly music show AXSLive, including the Mavericks, Ashley Monroe, Martina McBride, Kristian Bush, Hunter Hayes and Jason Aldean.

Fans can find AXS-TV on DIRECTV Channel 340, DISH Network Channel 362, AT&T U-Verse Channel 1106 and Verizon FiOS Channel 569. For additional affiliate and distributor channel information, click here. The network, which launched in 2012, bills itself as the premier destination for live events, breaking news and trends in the worlds of pop culture, music, fashion and entertainment.

Also on tap for the festival are Lonestar, Justin Townes Earle, Jeff Bridges and the Abiders, Commader Cody and Nick 13. For Stagecoach ticket information, click here.