Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan will headline the event
Clear Channel Entertainment has unveiled that they are launching the first ever iHeartRadio Country Festival on March 29th at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX.
Nationally-syndicated Bobby Bones of Clear Channel’s The Bobby Bones Show will host the event which will feature headlining performances by Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Hunter Hays and Dan + Shay. More additions are likely to be added, according to All Access.
Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises President John Sykes says the idea stems from the previous three iHeartRadio Music Festivals.
“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,” Sykes states. “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.”
Clear Channel will launch a six week long nationwide promotion in advance of the event starting Monday, January 13th across 120 Clear Channel country stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, giving fans a chance to attend an all expense paid trip to Austin to attend the festival.
Clear Channel is the largest radio conglomerate in the world, and President and National Programming Platforms Tom Poleman says they want to provide the biggest dedicated multi-platform event ever featuring the biggest stars in country music, “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.”