The 1st ever iHeart Radio Country Festival rolled into Austin on March 29, 2014 for one extraordinary night of country music. The fest was held at the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center. The festival was the first major event for the new partnership between clear Channel and CMT. The concert was broadcast over many of Clear Channel's radio stations as well as their iHeart Radio app and streamed on CTM.com.
An impressive lineup of many of Country Music's current hit-makers entertained the sellout crowd: Eric Church, Jake Owen, Dan and Shay, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldine, and Luke Bryan. Each artist performed 4 to 6 of their most popular songs for the very vocal crowd of fans.
Although only a select handful of photographers were able to photograph the concert for the venue and concert organizers, we were fortunate to cover the Red Carpet for the event. Here's a look at the artists walking the red carpet and sharing their excitement for participating in this new great event.
Dan and Shay - Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney
Florida Georgia Line - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard
Lady Antebellum - Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood
Bobbie Bones (Syndicated DJ for Clear Channel out of Nashville. Formerly from Austin)
LeAnn Rimes appeared at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on Friday, March 21, 2014.
Ms. Rimes, who started her career in country as a child prodigy at a very young age, became the youngest person to win a Grammy, at the age of 14.
Over her career, LeAnn has earned two Grammy Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, and 12 Billboard Music Awards.
SETLIST: Swingin' Nothin' Better To Do I Do Now Probably Wouldn't Be This Way I Need You / I Can't Make You Love Me Life Goes On Spitfire What Have I done Borrowed Blue Can't Fight The Moonlight Gasoline and Matches Strong Something's gotta Give How Do I Live Encore: Hallelujah