IHEARTMEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE IHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL, BRINGING TOGETHER COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST SUPERSTARS FOR THE FOURTH STRAIGHT YEAR
Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, The Raging Idiots and More Lead Star-Studded Lineup in Austin, Texas
New York, NY – January 17, 2017 – iHeartMedia, the leading media company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other radio or television outlet, announced today the return of the iHeartCountry Festival on Saturday, May 6. For the fourth straight year, Country music’s biggest superstars will perform at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas in a live celebration of all things country.
The Country music of the iHeartRadio app will come to life with an extraordinary lineup including Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini and The Raging Idiots with more to be announced.
“The iHeartCountry Festival has become an annual family reunion for the biggest stars in country music,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. “These artists grew up together and you can truly feel their deep friendships when they join each other on stage.”
iHeartCountry has more than 145 Country broadcast radio stations across the U.S. reaching more than 98 million Country music listeners per month, making it the largest Country broadcast radio group in America. The iHeartCountry Festival is part of iHeartMedia’s roster of incredibly successful, nationally recognized concert events, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeart80s Party.
“The iHeartCountry Festival has become one of Country Music’s biggest nights, and this year’s show promises to be yet another amazing event,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Group, iHeartMedia. “Country continues to be one of the top genres in music and we are excited to showcase another amazing lineup of artists for our listeners.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on January 21 at 10 a.m. CT via TexasBoxOffice.com. iHeartMedia’s Country music radio stations will broadcast the event live in their local markets and at iHeartRadio.com. Streaming details will be announced soon.
The iHeartCountry Festival is an iHeartMedia Production. Proud partners of this year’s event include Aaron’s Lease to Own, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, State Farm®, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka with more to be announced. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 95 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook.
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