iHeartCountry Festival 2020 Postponed

The star-studded iHeartCountry Festival 2020 has been postponed. The festival, which was set take place at the Frank Erwin Center…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 12, 2020


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The star-studded iHeartCountry Festival 2020 has been postponed.

The festival, which was set take place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on May 2, was scheduled to feature performances from Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Dustin Lynch, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Jon Pardi, Chase Rice, Hot Country Knights and Bobby Bones.

The news was shared today, however, a rescheduled date has yet to be announced. According to a social media post, tickets will be honored for the yet-to-be-announced rescheduled date.

The festival is just one of many postponements announced Thursday (March 12) in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic.

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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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.