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Country music gets its own iHeartRadio event

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Fans have loved the country acts at the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Country music has been so popular that it is now getting its own show.

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It's about time country got its own festival from iHeartRadio. That's exactly what Clear Channel Media and Entertainment announced on Wednesday. Country's biggest stars will all join together and hit the stage on March 29 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

The lineup is going to be a must-see for any fan with musicians such as Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood set to headline the show. Even more artists are expected to be announced at a later date. Country music personality Bobby Bones will be hosting the event.

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John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises, said in a statement, "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."

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Jan. 18 at noon EST. However, fans will also have the opportunity to win a trip to Texas for a VIP experience at the iHeartRadio Country Festival. The promotion will run for the next six weeks on 120 Clear Channel Country radio stations and iHeartRadio.

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"Country music is experiencing an unprecedented explosion of popularity with music fans across America, and there's no better way to celebrate that than by building on the incredible success of our annual two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival and creating the biggest dedicated multi-platform event ever featuring the biggest stars in country music," said Tom Poleman, president of National Programming Platforms for Clear Channel Media and Entertainment.

Those who cannot attend the event will be able to listen in live on any Clear Channel Country station or on the iHeartRadio app.

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