iHeartMedia Announces The Return Of The iHeartCountry Festival


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess)—iHeartMedia announced the return of the iHeartCountry Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016. For the third straight year, Country music's biggest superstars will perform at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas in a live celebration of all things country.


The Country music of the iHeartRadio app will come to life with an extraordinary lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, with more to be announced.


“This year’s incredible roster of artists is unquestionably a Country Music Dream Team,” said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. “These performers are all living testaments to why Country is one of music’s most popular genres and we have them all one night, on one stage.”


iHeartCountry has more than 140 Country broadcast radio stations across the U.S. reaching more than 98 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 Summer Pool Party, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the recently announced iHeart80s Party.


“We created our first Country festival with the goal of giving iHeartMedia’s millions of Country listeners an extraordinary night of music,” said Tom Poleman, President of the iHeartMedia National Programming Group. “In just three short years, it has quickly established itself as one of Country music’s biggest nights. The iHeartCountry brand is extremely important to iHeartMedia and we couldn’t be more excited about its growth and success. This year’s show promises to be an event that can’t be missed.”