The second installment of the iHeartRadio Country Music Festival kicked off Saturday night on May 4, 2015 in the great city of Austin, TX. The concert consisted of 11 acts over the course of 5 hours and was featured by both Yahoo and NBC.
Brad Paisley started off the night with an electric performance that rocked the stadium and was filled with production spectacles such as pyrotechnics and lightning effects. When Brad began playing Alcohol, the rush of a pyro waterfall and the sounds of flash bangs set the stage for what would be one of the best country performances of the year.
Dierks Bentley singing to the crowd at the iHeartCountry Music Festival.
The concert also consisted of Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, the Band Perry, Sam Hunt, Tyler Farr, and Brantley Gilbert.
One of the best performers and up and coming country pop stars was Sam Hunt. After making his debut at SXSW during the Spotify party, Sam Hunt has continued to play multiple sold out shows at various venues and has increased his presence throughout the country.
Sam Hunt showing love to the fans.
Tim McGraw ended the night with a stellar surprise duet for the audience. In turn, everyone responded by singing "Happy Birthday" to the country legend.
iHeartRadio carried the country music festival and selected attendees to Brazos Hall located in downtown Austin for the iHeartCountry After Party. The party ran all the way till 3:00 AM and featured a surprise appearance by a Dierks Bentley cover band Hot Kountry Knights, which was actually Dierks Bentley dressed up in a mullet costume. Bobby Bones from the Bobby Bones show also came on stage to perform with Dierks.
The party included an assortment of games, booze, and even a live drum set to perform on. iHeartRadio once again, produced an amazing set of live acts and finished the night off with a intimate showcase and outrageous party.
The ending to an exciting night sponsored by iHeartRadio.