iHeartCountry has done it again. For the fifth year in a row, they've announced a completely star studded line-up that is sure to impress a wide variety of country fans.
Taking top billing this year are Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Keith Urban and Sugarland. The festival, sponsored exclusively by AT&T, will happen at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX. Dustin Lynch, Cole Swindell, Luke Combs, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi and Brett Young are also on the bill. More performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
The line-up features a stellar mix of some of country music's established acts in Bryan and Urban, while also showcasing the new talent coming out of Nashville in artists like Luke Combs and Brett Young. iHeart's own, fan-favorite radio DJ, Bobby Bones, will host the show.
The festival's benefiting charity this year will be St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which has had a longtime standing partnership with the country music community and continues to be the beneficiary of many various events throughout the year. Additional charities are expected to be announced.
“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 iHeart Media told Variety exclusively of the announce. “Everyone stays to support each other until the last band has walked off stage."
Tickets will be available beginning Febuary 27 at 10 a.m. Local time through March 1 via AT&T THANKS Priority Pre-sale program. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public on Friday March 2 at 12 p.m. Local time at TexasBoxOffice.com.
Won't be able to make it to Austin for the big event? Never fear. iHeart's country stations will broadcast the live event in their local markets and at iHeartRadio.com. Mark your calendars and make plans to tune-in to one of country music's premiere annual festival line-ups!