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iHeartCountry Festival Returns for a Third Year With All-Star Lineup

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The iHeartCountry Festival returns to Texas for its third year, and the lineup keeps getting bigger.

Lee Brice, Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell are the first country acts announced to play the 2016 festival, with more performers to be added in the coming weeks.

“This year’s incredible roster of artists is unquestionably a Country Music Dream Team,” says John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia in a press release. “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.”

The festival will be held in Austin on April 30 at the Frank Erwin Center, with radio personality Bobby Bones set to host. Tickets go on sale Jan. 15 at 10AM CT at The event will be streamed.

The iHeartCountry Festival began in March of 2014. Last year, it was held in May, with artists including Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and the Band Perry alongside headliners Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Brad Paisley and Rascal Flatts.

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