IHEARTMEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE IHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL, BRINGING TOGETHER COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST SUPERSTARS FOR THE THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR
Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, and More Lead Star-Studded Lineup in Austin, Texas
New York, NY January 11, 2016 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, April 30. For the third 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 Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, with more to be announced.
“This year’s incredible roster of artists is unquestionably a Country Music Dream Team,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. “These performers are all living testaments to why Country is one of music’s most popular genres and we have them all one night, on one stage.”
iHeartCountry has more than 140 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 recently announced iHeart80s Party.
“We created our first Country festival with the goal of giving iHeartMedia’s millions of Country listeners an extraordinary night of music,” said Tom Poleman, President of the iHeartMedia National Programming Group. “In just three short years, it has quickly established itself as one of Country music’s biggest nights. The iHeartCountry brand is extremely important to iHeartMedia and we couldn’t be more excited about its growth and success. This year’s show promises to be an event that can’t be missed.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public on January 15 at 10 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster.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 State Farm® and Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more to be announced. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 87 million monthly digital uniques, over 75 million social followers and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 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 and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 800 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 70 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.