Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris,
Sugarland, Luke Combs, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Brett
Young and More Lead Star-Studded Lineup in Austin, Texas
America's Top Country On Air Personality Bobby Bones to Host the
iHeartCountry Festival By AT&T
NEW YORK -- (Business Wire)
iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America with a greater reach
in the U.S. than any other media outlet, announced today the return of
the iHeartCountry Festival by AT&T on Saturday, May 5. For the fifth
straight year, Country music's biggest superstars will perform at the
Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas in a live celebration of all things
The Country music of the iHeartRadio app will come to life with an
extraordinary lineup including Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch,
Cole Swindell, Maren Morris, Sugarland, Luke Combs, Billy Currington,
Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi and Brett Young, withmore to be
announced. In addition, one of iHeartMedia's nationally-syndicated top
on air personalities, Bobby Bones, will return as the official host of
the iHeartCountry Festival main stage.
“What makes this Festival special is that it is the one night the A-list
of Country Music comes together to perform live, collaborate with
friends and spend time together as a family,” said John Sykes, President
of Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “Everyone stays to support
each other until the last band has walked off stage.”
iHeartCountry has more than 150 Country broadcast radio stations across
the U.S. reaching more than 110 million Country music listeners per
month, making it the largest Country broadcast radio group in America.
The iHeartCountry Festival is part of iHeartMedia’s roster of incredibly
successful, nationally recognized concert events, including the
iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the nationwide
iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, the
iHeartSummer’17 Weekend by AT&T and iHeartRadio ALTer Ego.
“The iHeartCountry Festival is known for connecting our listeners to the
biggest names in country music and this year is no exception,” said Tom
Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “It’s a must-attend
night not only for fans, but for the artists as well. The vibe back
stage is like a family reunion, where the superstars get to reconnect
and hang out. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind iHeart event.”
The iHeartCountry Festival is an iHeartMedia Production. Proud partners
of this year's event include AT&T, Roche Diabetes Care, maker of the
ACCU-CHEK® Guide system, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, with more to be
announced. The 2018 iHeartCountry Festival’s benefiting charity will be
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and for every ticket sold,
iHeartMedia will donate $1 to help fund the hospital's lifesaving
treatments and research. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.
Tickets will be available to eligible AT&T customers through an
exclusive AT&T THANKS Priority Pre-sale beginning February 27 at 10 a.m.
CT through March 1 at 9:59 a.m. CT via the AT&T
THANKS app. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday,
March 2 at 12 p.m. CT via TexasBoxOffice.com.
iHeartMedia’s Country music radio stations will broadcast the event live
in their local markets and at iHeartRadio.com.
Streaming details will be announced soon.
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over
129 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach
of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in
multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through
858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content
can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the
Internet at iHeartRadio.com and
on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app,
in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest
growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of
live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just
one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With
over 1.7 billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 110 million registered
users faster than any other radio or digital music service.
iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile,
digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live
concerts and events, syndication, music research services and
independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of
iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK:IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for
more company information.
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