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Bentley, Hunt, Lady A top iHeartCountry Festival

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Dustin Lynch, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Jon Pardi, Chase Rice, Bentley's '90s country-based side group Hot Country Knights and Bobby Bones were announced as performers at the iHeartCountry Festival on May 2.

The festival will be held at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. More acts will be added.

"Now in its seventh year, the iHeartCountry Festival has undoubtedly become one of the most anticipated nights in country music," said Rod Phillips, EVPP of iHeartCountry. "With an incredible roster of country music's most popular artists, this year's show will once again exceed listeners and viewers expectations, as the event broadcasts across our iHeartCountry stations nationwide and livestreams exclusively on LiveXLive."

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Feb. 7.

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