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iHeartCountry fest returns in April

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – The iHeartCountry Festival is returning to Austin in late April with Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt on the bill.

The fest, staged by iHeartMedia, will be held at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on Saturday, April 30.

Others slated to play are Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Lee Brice, Chris Young and Zac Brown Band. More artists will be announced.

"This year's incredible roster of artists is unquestionably a country music dream team," said John Sykes, President of Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia. "These performers are all living testaments to why country is one of music's most popular genres and we have them all one night, on one stage."

iHeartCountry has more than 140 country broadcast radio stations across the U.S. reaching more than 98 million listeners per month, making it the largest country broadcast radio group in America.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. central time via Ticketmaster.com. iHeartMedia's Country music radio stations will broadcast the event live in their local markets and at iHeartRadio.com.

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