iHeartRadio To Host Country Music Festival In Austin
January 8, 2014 at 5:46 AM (PT)
The first-ever iHEARTRADIO Country Festival is set for MARCH 29th at the FRANK ERWIN CENTER in AUSTIN. LUKE BRYAN, JASON ALDEAN, ERIC CHURCH, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, LADY ANTEBELLUM, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, JAKE OWEN, HUNTER HAYES and DAN + SHAY head up the lineup, with more additions likely, according to festival organizers. The event will be hosted by nationally-syndicated Country music personality BOBBY BONES.
"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,” said CLEAR CHANNEL ENTERTAINMENT ENTERPRISES Pres. JOHN SYKES. “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 weeklong nationwide promotion in advance of the event, beginning MONDAY, JANUARY 13th, giving Country music fans nationwide the opportunity to win a trip to AUSTIN. The promotion will run across more than 120 CLEAR CHANNEL Country radio stations as well as on iHEARTRADIO.
"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 two-day iHEARTRADIO Music Festival and creating the biggest dedicated multiplatform event ever featuring the biggest stars in Country music," said Pres./National Programming Platforms TOM POLEMAN. "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."