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iHeartCountry Festival returns with McGraw, FGL

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – The iHeartCountry Festival returns on May 4 with Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line among the acts.

For the sixth straight year, the fest will be at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin.

Dan and Shay, Luke Combs, Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, Old Dominion, Chris Janson, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots and Tenille Townes all will play the fest. The festival will also feature a special live performance music collaboration featuring today's emerging Women of iHeartCountry. Bones returns as the host as well.

"I look forward to the iHeartCountry Festival every year," said Bones, Vice President, Creative Director of iHeartCountry and Executive Producer and Host of iHeartMedia's The Bobby Bones Show. "It's always special to have so much of the country music community together in one place, including some really talented new artists we have been supporting on Women of iHeartCountry."

iHeartCountry has more than 150 country stations across the U.S. reaching more than 110 million people.

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The Critics Give It 5 Stars CD review - The Critics Give It 5 Stars
There have been a few country disc jockeys who have gone onto have successful careers as country singers - Bill Anderson and John Conlee being probably the most famous examples - but judging by this CD, Bobby Bones is unlikely to join that contingent. That doesn't mean this album is a failure. It just means that this feels more like a vanity project or an extended prank on his syndicated radio show rather than a shot at stardom, even the marginalized stardom of humorous or parodic country »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Stapleton shows his traditional roots – Chris Stapleton's All-American Road show feels like a singular mission to rid the genre of the bro country scourge that has plagued it for years. He came out with a blazing one-two punch of "Second One To Know" and "Without Your Love" and packed a stadium sized onslaught into a 9,000-seat arena. He never once veered from his... »»»
Concert Review: Jinks wins over fans, especially new ones – Cody Jinks asked the crowd a bit into his show how many had never seen him before. It seemed like Jinks has made a lot of musical inroads into the public's consciousness because roughly three quarters of the audience raised their hands to show that this was their first time. That probably made Jinks feel pretty darn good about how life has been... »»»
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