Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 | 11:31 p.m.
Six sexy dancers are about to change the face of line dancing with their country curves when “X Country” celebrates its grand opening Thursday night at Harrah’s. It’s the latest “X” production from husband-and-wife producing team Matt Stabile and Angela Sampras.
They’ve recruited knockout beauties Emma Smith, Carrie Jean, Chloe Vashaw, Jill Reed, Nina Kane and Erin Green to fill the Daisy Dukes made famous by actress Catherine Bach on “The Dukes of Hazzard.”
The girls kick off the new topless adult production with a warning: “Flirt’n With Disaster” by Molly Hatchet. They shake it off to Taylor Swift’s hit of the same name and really strut their stuff on a “Cruise” by Florida Georgia Line. The other dances include Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” “Truck Yeah” by Tim McGraw and “Thunder Rolls” by Garth Brooks.
In all, there are 26 numbers in the pleasure-packed show perhaps best summed up by Cowboy Troy and Big & Rich’s hit ”Drink, Drank, Drunk.” You are going to have a real “Girl Crush” (Little Big Town) on the six curvy cuties by the time they dance out on the “Sin Wagon” Dixie Chicks hit.
The glamour girls dig back in time for “Crazy” by Patsy Cline, “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” by Earl Scruggs & Lester Flatt and “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton. Even new Caesars Palace headliner Reba McEntire’s “Fancy” is on deck just before Hank Williams Jr. promises “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.”
Angela told me: “Like the other ‘X’ shows, ‘X Country’ is fast-paced and stars beautiful, talented, really hot girls! From an erotic shower scene to a street fight to girls on a vertical bed, ‘X Country’ promises a kick’n good time for all!
“Keep your eyes open for the visual surprise in the shower scene. One lucky audience member gets to go onstage with the girls and become a country star in another number.”
The producers have “X Burlesque” at the Flamingo, which has run now for 14 years, and “X Rocks” in its third year at the Rio. Angela continued: “ ‘X Country’ seemed to be a natural progression, with country music becoming mainstream, crossover and more popular daily.
“When we were approached by Caesars to do a show at Harrah’s, we knew it was the perfect fit for that property. We began producing ‘X Country’ seven months ago.
“Each of our topless revues are different, different sets and props, different music, different ideas, yet they are all the same in that they star truly gorgeous, talented girls, are fast-paced and feature the highest-quality production in its genre.”
“X Burlesque” opened in November 2002 at the then Aladdin Hotel and moved to the Flamingo nine years ago, with its X Burlesque University opening in March 2008. “X Rocks” opened Labor Day Weekend in 2013 at the Rio.
The couple also opened “X Comedy” in June and produce Piff the Magic Dragon’s show, which opened two months ago at Flamingo. Angela tells me that her “Men of X” will perform at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, Calif., over Valentine’s Day Weekend and that “X Burlesque” and “X Country” will perform for three nights at next week’s 2016 AVN/AEE at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Once “X Country” is up-and-running, the girls will open a Go-Go Pit and bar mid-February at Harrah’s.
Angela summed up: “We’re always looking for the next project to add to our arsenal. We are working on something right now, but it’s a little too soon to talk about it. We’ll let you know as soon as we have it firmed up.”
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Just as distinctive as it's famous neighbors Caesar's Palace and The Venetian, Harrah's Las Vegas has been entertaining guests since 1973. The 87,700-square foot casino is filled with 1,520 slot machines and 107 gaming tables. Outside the casino, guests are able to experience fun in a street-fair atmosphere at the Carnival Court, an outdoor lounge with live entertainment (including the bartenders), food stands and outdoor shops.
At Harrah's comedy is King, and that has never been more apparent then the comedy acts of Rita Rudner, the Mac King Comedy Magic Show and the Improv Comedy Club. After the show, guests are more than welcome to laugh at their friends at The Piano Bar, famous for its dueling pianos and karaoke. Most recently, Harrah's added tribute show "Legends in Concert" to its list of entertainment.
Restaurants like Ming's offers Asian cuisine, while Ruth's Chris Steak House offers guests fine steaks and fresh seafood. Toby Keith's I Love This Bar is a country-themed bar with a restaurant, live music and the occasional appearance from Keith himself.