THIRD ANNUAL IHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL BRINGS THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COUNTRY MUSIC TOGETHER IN AUSTIN
Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band and More Among Country Music Superstar Performances
The iHeartCountry Festival to Air on AT&T AUDIENCE Network
on May 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Austin, TX May 2, 2016 The third annual iHeartCountry Festival hosted Country music¹s biggest superstars on Saturday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The event celebrated all things Country and included performances by Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. Hosted by Bobby Bones and Brooklyn Decker, the event included special guest appearances by Minka Kelly, Ashley Greene, The Bachelor’s Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, American Idol’s Trent Harmon and more.
Saturday kicked off with the first-ever Daytime Village at the iHeartCountry Festival from 3-6 p.m. CT at Frank Erwin Center’s North Box Office Plaza. The free daytime event featured live performances by Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots, Granger Smith, LoCash, Chris Lane and Maren Morris. The Daytime Village also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.
The music of the iHeartRadio app came to life with an extraordinary lineup and these special moments:
- Zac Brown Band did a tribute to Prince of his song “Let¹s Go Crazy” — footage included in below broll link.
- Chris Young invited Cassadee Pope out on stage for a duet of their song “Think of You.
- Sam Hunt swooned the crowd, taking selfies and hugging fans throughout his performance.
- Lee Brice was join by Jarrod Niemann out on a stage for a duet of their song “A Little More Love.”
- In honor of the third year of the iHeartCountry Festival, the City of Austin has officially declared Saturday, April 30, 2016 ³iHeartCountry Day² in Austin, Texas. Austin Music Commission Chair, Gavin Garcia, presented the proclamation of this newly declared Austin holiday during the first-ever Daytime Village at the iHeartCountry Festival.
The 2016 iHeartCountry Festival was a dominant social media topic throughout the weekend, and #iHeartCountry continues to trend with tweets and retweets from fans as well as artists.
The iHeartCountry Festival will air on the AT&T AUDIENCE Network on May 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239 or U-verse Ch 1114. Plus, the all-star Country event streamed live on iHeartRadio.com/WatchATT and on iHeartMedia Country radio stations across the U.S.
iHeartMedia ran a six-weeklong nationwide promotion, giving thousands of Country music fans nationwide the opportunity to win a trip to Austin for a one-of-a-kind experience at the iHeartCountry Festival. The promotion ran across more than 120 iHeartMedia Country radio stations as well as on iHeartRadio, the company’s all-in-one digital streaming and music platform.
The iHeartCountry Festival is an iHeartMedia Production. Proud partners of the iHeartCountry Festival include Aaron¹s, Inc., AT&T, Firestone®, Flonase® Allergy Relief, Mountain Dew®, State Farm®, and Tito¹s Handmade Vodka. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 80 million social followers, 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 company¹s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company¹s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia¹s 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 80 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company¹s 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.