Clear Channel heading to Austin for iHeartRadio Country Festival in March, featuring Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and more
Clear Channel is going country, y'all. The radio giant, who have also launched the massively successful, genre-spanning iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas have announced a second concert series: the iHeartRadio Country Festival today (Jan. 8).
The first-ever iHeartRadio Country Festival will take place in Austin, Texas, on March 29 and will feature some of the biggest names in Southern music. Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean are set to headline, according to iHeartRadio. Nashville country radio host Bobby Bones will host the event.
"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. 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 Entertainment president John Sykes said.
In addition to Bryan and Aldean, the iHeartRadio Country Festival is stocked with country's biggest stars. The lineup consists of: Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen and Dan + Shay.
Tickets for the first iHeartRadio Country Festival will go on sale on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 12 p.m. EST. Before that, however, Clear Channel will launch a six-week promotion for the festival with a ticket contest beginning on Jan. 13.
And if you're a country music fanatic unable to make the trek to Austin this March, worry not. Like the original iHeartRadio Music Festival, the country fest will stream on 120 Clear Channel stations nationwide.