Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce and Toby Keith Lead iHeartCountry Music Festival Lineup

Live music is back and so is the iHeartCountry Music Festival!  After a year hiatus, the festival is set to…


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July 28, 2021


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Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce, Toby Keith

Live music is back and so is the iHeartCountry Music Festival! 

After a year hiatus, the festival is set to return to Austin, Texas with a star-studded lineup this October. 

Artists such as Blake Shelton, Carly Pearce and Toby Keith are confirmed to perform at the Frank Erwin Center on Saturday, October 30. Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Cole Swindell and Chase Rice will also perform while Bobby Bones is set to host. 


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“The iHeartCountry Festival is one of Country music’s most-anticipated nights, and this year is especially exciting,” said Rod Phillips, iHeartCountry’s vice president of programming, in a press release. “Live music is back, and we can’t wait to return to the Frank Erwin Center with this iconic lineup.”

Tickets for the event go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 30 at 1pm ET, 12pm CT. The event will be streamed live on LiveXLive as well as across 150 country radio stations across the U.S. 

Previous events have featured artists such as Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay and Luke Combs. 

Additional information surrounding the 2021 iHeartCountry Music Festival can be found HERE

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.