iHeartMedia Announces The Return Of The iHeartCountry Festival By AT&T, Bringing Together Country Music’s Biggest Superstars For The Fifth Straight Year

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris, Sugarland, Luke Combs, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Brett Young and More Lead Star-Studded Lineup in Austin, Texas

America's Top Country On Air Personality Bobby Bones to Host the iHeartCountry Festival By AT&T


New York, NY – February 13, 2018 – iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America with a greater reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet, announced today the return of the iHeartCountry Festival by AT&T on Saturday, May 5. For the fifth 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 Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Maren Morris, Sugarland, Luke Combs, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi and Brett Young, with more to be announced. In addition, one of iHeartMedia's nationally-syndicated top on air personalities, Bobby Bones, will return as the official host of the iHeartCountry Festival main stage. 

“What makes this Festival special is that it is the one night the A-list of Country Music comes together to perform live, collaborate with friends and spend time together as a family,” said John Sykes, President of  Entertainment Enterprises for iHeartMedia. “Everyone stays to support each other until the last band has walked off stage.”


iHeartCountry has more than 150 Country broadcast radio stations across the U.S. reaching more than 110 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 Music Awards, the nationwide iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, the iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, the iHeartSummer’17 Weekend by AT&T and iHeartRadio ALTer Ego.

“The iHeartCountry Festival is known for connecting our listeners to the biggest names in country music and this year is no exception,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “It’s a must-attend night not only for fans, but for the artists as well. The vibe back stage is like a family reunion, where the superstars get to reconnect and hang out. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind iHeart event.” 

The iHeartCountry Festival is an iHeartMedia Production. Proud partners of this year's event include AT&T, Roche Diabetes Care, maker of the ACCU-CHEK® Guide system, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, with more to be announced. The 2018 iHeartCountry Festival’s benefiting charity will be St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and for every ticket sold, iHeartMedia will donate $1 to help fund the hospital's lifesaving treatments and research. For more information visit iHeartRadio.com/countryfestival.

Tickets will be available to eligible AT&T customers through an exclusive AT&T THANKS Priority Pre-sale beginning February 27 at 10 a.m. CT through March 1 at 9:59 a.m. CT via the AT&T THANKS app. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 2 at 12 p.m. CT via TexasBoxOffice.com. iHeartMedia’s Country music radio stations will broadcast the event live in their local markets and at iHeartRadio.com. Streaming details will be announced soon.

About iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. The company’s leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms including 850 live broadcast stations; streaming music, radio and on demand via its iHeartRadio digital service available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices including smart speakers, digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables, smartphones, virtual assistants, TVs and gaming consoles; through its influencers; social; branded iconic live music events; and podcasts as the #1 commercial podcast publisher globally. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics and attribution technology for its marketing partners, using data from its massive consumer base. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.