|Posted by Administrator on January 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM|
The long-rumored iHeartRadio Country Festival has been set for March 29 in Austin, TX and will feature performers including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen and Dan + Shay. Premiere's Bobby Bones will host at the city's Frank Erwin Center. A six-week promotion beginning Monday (1/13) will give thousands of Clear Channel Country and iHeartRadio listeners the opportunity to win a trip to the event, which will air live on Clear Channel Country stations and iHeartRadio.com. Sponsors include Jim Beam, NBC and State Farm. Tickets go on sale Jan. 18; more info here.
"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,” says Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises President John Sykes. “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," says CC National Programming Platforms President 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