Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood are among the artists set to perform at the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival according to All Access. Set for March 29 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Tex., the event will be hosted by nationally-syndicated country music personality Bobby Bones. Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Hunter Hayes and Dan + Shay are also set to perform.
“The response to our country performers at the last three iHeartRadio Music Festivals was so incredible we decided to create an entire show just for them,” Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises President John Sykes said. “It will be a country fan’s dream and a testament to the power of country music and recognition of the stature of these artists.”
“Country music is experiencing an unprecedented explosion of popularity with music fans across America, and there’s no better way to celebrate that than by building on the incredible success of our annual two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival and creating the biggest dedicated multiplatform event ever featuring the biggest stars in Country music,” said Pres./National Programming Platforms Tom Poleman. “The core of our business is the bond our local stations have with our listeners and an important part of that is to give them extraordinary events no one else can provide. With the largest reach of any country music radio group, we’re thrilled to add this once-in-a-lifetime ‘all things Country’ mega festival to iHeartRadio’s exceptional lineup of can’t-miss events.”
Clear Channel will launch a six-week-long nationwide promotion ahead of the event to give country fans a chance to win a trip to the festival. The promotion will start Monday, January 13 and run across more than 120 Clear Channel country radio stations as well as on iHeartRadio.