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Country music's 'good old days?' Stagecoach stars revel in the '90s

INDIO, Calif. - A fast-forwarding of what defines "oldies but goodies" was on display multiple times during Friday's opening of the three-day Stagecoach festival at the Empire Polo Field in Indio.

Increasingly, the good-old days referenced at Stagecoach are not songs and artists from the '40s, '50s and '60s but from the '70s, '80s and '90s, as Jason Aldean, Sunday's headliner, once celebrated in his rear-view-mirror-focused hit "1994," which name checks '90s country star Joe Diffie in its sing-along chorus.

In fact, Oklahoma-bred singer Diffie, at 60, was one of the grand old figures at

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