FIRST-EVER “IHEARTRADIO COUNTRY FESTIVAL” BRINGS THE BIGGEST NAMES IN COUNTRY MUSIC TOGETHER IN AUSTIN
Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen and Dan + Shay Perform Live at the Sold Out Event
New York, NY March 31, 2014 The first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival, featuring Country music’s biggest superstars, came to a close Saturday night following an evening of jam packed star-studded performances. The event, which celebrated all things Country, featured live performances by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen and Dan + Shay at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Hosted by nationally syndicated Country music personality Bobby Bones, the iHeartRadio Country Festival included special guest presenters Lucy Hale, Danielle Bradbery and Cody Alan.
Straight from the heart of Austin, the music of the iHeartRadio app came to life with an extraordinary lineup that included the following highlights:
· Jake Owen raps ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ during his performance of “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.”
· Florida Georgia Line joined Jason Aldean onstage for a special never-before done collaboration of “The Only Way I Know.” Aldean also smashed his guitar to pieces as he left the stage.
· Luke Bryan went down to the front row and took a Make-A-Wish child in one arm and brought her on stage with him while he sang during his performance.
The iHeartRadio Country 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.
Clear Channel ran a six weeklong nationwide promotion, giving thousands of Country music fans nationwide the opportunity to win a trip to Austin, Texas for a one-of-a-kind experience at the iHeartRadio Country Festival. The promotion ran across more than 120 Clear Channel Country radio stations as well as on iHeartRadio. iHeartRadio Country Festival broadcasted live on Clear Channel’s Country music radio stations in local markets, on iHeartRadio.com and video streamed live across CMT.com and the recently launched CMT Artists App.
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