iHeartRadio is going country!
Clear Channel Media + Entertainment announced the first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival, taking place in Austin, Texas March 29th, 2014.
Country's biggest superstars will share the stage at Austin's Frank Erwin Center, including Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church and more. Syndicated personality Bobby Bones made the announcement Wednesday morning alongside festival performer Luke Bryan. Also on the bill: Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen and Dan + Shay.
"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,” John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises said in a statement. “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."
"Country music is experiencing an unprecedented explosion of popularity with music fans across America, and there's no better way to celebrate that than by building on the incredible success of our annual 2-day iHeartRadio Music Festival and creating the biggest dedicated multiplatform event ever featuring the biggest stars in Country music," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment in a statement.
"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."
Bobby Bones will host the inaugural iHeartRadio Country Festival, and fans will have the opportunity to win tickets on Clear Channel stations across the country starting Monday, January 13th. The festival will also be broadcast live on Clear Channel country stations. Tickets go on sale to the general public on January 18, at 12 p.m. EST.
Listen to the announcement:
For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.