iHeartRadio Country Festival Announces All-Star Lineup for Second-Annual Event
The full lineup for the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival has been locked in, and it's a big one going into year two. Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and the Band Perry will join previously announced headliners Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts for the event, which has been bumped to May from March last year.
Other stellar acts rounding out the day-long fest include Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Sam Hunt and Tyler Farr. With this much good packed into one day, this is an event that country fans will not want to miss. And thanks to online streaming or their television set, they won't have to!
"Country music has never been bigger in America and we are bringing the marquis names together live on one stage for one night", says iHeartMedia President of Entertainment Enterprises, John Sykes. "It will be a once in a lifetime event for fans that night in Austin, as well as millions nationally on-air, online on Yahoo and on NBC."
This is the second year for this country music festival, making us the only genre to have its own event apart from the iconic iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. Country performers received such an overwhelmingly positive response at the multi-genre fest that they got their very own. Last year's show boasted everyone from Luke Bryan to Carrie Underwood to Eric Church.
"Country is one of the most vibrant and exciting genres in music today," says Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms. "I love that our iHeartRadio Country Festival gives us a opportunity to showcase such an amazing lineup of incredible artists ..."
The 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival will return to Austin, Texas on May 2 at the Frank Erwin Center, with hometown radio personality Bobby Bones set to host. It will stream live online exclusively through Yahoo Live and will also be broadcast nationwide on iHeartMedia Country radio stations. For fans who are looking to catch the one-day event live and in-person, tickets go on sale to the general public on March 28 and can be purchased here. And for those who miss the show when it airs and streams live, a special two-hour broadcast will be televised on NBC from 9-11PM ET on May 27.
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