Country Chart Toppers Set to Perform at iHeartCountry Festival in Nashville

The 2020 edition of the iHeartCountry Festival presented by Capital One is set to be take place as a virtual streaming and on-air radio special on Friday, October 23. Now in its seventh year, the  music festival was originally scheduled for May 2 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX;  instead the performances will be recorded live on a single stage in Nashville.

Dierks Bentley – Photo: Rick Munroe for MFN

This year’s festival features some of the hottest country acts out of Nashville. Scheduled performers include Dierks BentleyLady ASam HuntKane BrownKelsea BalleriniDustin LynchJon PardiRiley Green, as well as special performances by Morgan Evans and Gabby Barrett, and a guest appearance by Bobby Bones.

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly made this a year to remember, and 2020 has been an exceptional year for country music. While most in-person concerts are for the moment on hold, many of the artists performing at this year’s iHeartCountry Festival have charted number one hits on Billboard’s Number one songs of 2020.  Reaching number one on Billboard’s Country Airplay were “Ridin’ Roads” by Dustin Lynch (Jan. 11), “What If I Never Get Over You” by Lady A (Jan. 18), “Heartache Medication” by Jon Pardi (Feb. 8), “Kinfolks” by Sam Hunt (Feb. 29), and “Homesick” by Kane Brown (March 14, 21).

The full concert will stream exclusively on LiveXLive and be broadcast live across iHeartMedia’s Country radio stations and at on October 23 at 7 p.m. CT.

“Despite this year’s pandemic, we are honored to still be able to host one of Country music’s most anticipated nights with an iconic lineup of the genre’s biggest artists,” said Rod Phillips, Executive Vice President of Programming for iHeartCountry. “Although fans won’t be able to celebrate in person, the show will be available to our millions of listeners across our iHeartCountry stations nationwide and through the exclusive stream on LiveXLive.”

Jon Pardi – Photo: Rick Munroe for MFN

Capital One Cardholders will have the opportunity to enter an exclusive sweepstakes for the chance to virtually play in the iHeartCountry Capital One Trivia Night with Kelsea Ballerini, hosted by Bobby Bones. Players will receive an item signed by Kelsea Ballerini, and the Trivia Night winner will have the honor of announcing Kelsea Ballerini virtually during the iHeartCountry Festival. Capital One cardholders can enter the sweepstakes through Sunday, October 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

The iHeartCountry Festival  is an iHeartMedia Production. Capital One will be the national presenting partner for the event. Proud partners of this year’s event include Country Crock®, Jane, Progressive® Insurance, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the exclusive charity partner.

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