NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iHeartMedia and NBC announced today, through a nationwide roadblock, the full show-stopping lineup for the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival, bringing together Country music's biggest superstars all on one stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 2.
This year's incredible lineup will feature Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, iHeartRadio's On The Verge artist Sam Hunt and Tyler Farr. The live celebration of all things Country will be hosted by iHeartMedia's nationally-syndicated Country music personality Bobby Bones – with unbelievable collaborations and surprise special guests, bringing the music of the iHeartRadio app to life onstage.
The iHeartRadio Country Festival will video stream live exclusively on Yahoo Live (www.yahoo.com/iheartradio) for fans nationwide and broadcast live on iHeartMedia Country radio stations across the U.S. on Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. CT. The iHeartRadio Country Festival will also be televised as an exclusive nationwide two-hour broadcast special on NBC, May 27 from 9-11 p.m. ET/CT.
"Country music has never been bigger in America and we are bringing the marquee names together live on one stage for one night," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. "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."
iHeartMedia will launch a six weeklong nationwide promotion, beginning Monday, March 30, giving thousands of Country music fans nationwide the opportunity to win a trip to Austin, Texas for a one-of-a-kind experience at the iHeartRadio Country Festival. The promotion will run across more than 120 iHeartMedia Country radio stations as well as on iHeartRadio, the company's all-in-one digital streaming platform.
"Country is one of the most vibrant and exciting genres in music today," said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms, iHeartMedia. "I love that our iHeartRadio Country Festival gives us a opportunity to showcase such an amazing lineup of incredible artists and music not only live in Austin, but across the country on our stations, Yahoo and NBC."
Tickets go on sale to the general public Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. ET. The iHeartRadio Country Festival is part of iHeartMedia's roster of incredibly successful nationally-recognized concert events, including the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party, the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, the iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine's Escape and the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina.
Proud partners of this year's events include NBC, State Farm® and Tito's Handmade Vodka.
For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival. The iHeartRadio Country Festival is an iHeartMedia Production.
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