The Boot News Roundup: Tim McGraw + Others Set for 2019 iHeartCountry Festival + More
Welcome to The Boot's News Roundup, a morning rundown of the news country music fans need to know. Read on to learn more about the latest goings-on in the country, Americana, bluegrass and folk genres.
Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Dan + Shay and a slew of other major country stars are set to perform at the 2019 iHeartCountry Festival. Set for May 4 at Austin, Texas' Frank Erwin Center, the event will also feature performances from Little Big Town, Lauren Alaina, Tenille Townes and Luke Combs, with country radio personality Bobby Bones hosting. Tickets for the 2019 iHeartCountry Festival will go on sale on Feb. 8 via TexasBoxOffice.com; fans who can't make the show in person will be able to listen via iHeartRadio's stations and online.
Carrie Underwood's powerful pipes make an appearance on a newly released live concert recording from the iconic '80s rock band Heart. Titled Live in Atlantic City, the DVD, CD, BluRay and vinyl release features footage from a 2006 performance filmed for VH1's Decades Rock Live, which paired the women of Heart with Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Rufus Wainwright, Dave Navarro and more artists. Underwood performs "Alone" with the duo, while Wilson joins for "Even It Up" and "Rock 'n' Roll." Live In Atlantic City was released on Friday (Jan. 25).
Ahead of the Super Bowl, LoCash will perform for football fans in Atlanta, Ga. The band has multiple concerts and appearances planned for the weekend, including a Thursday (Jan. 31) appearance alongside ESPN's Sam Ponder to present the NFL Rookie of the Year Award. They'll cap off the weekend with a live performance at the New England Patriots Official Fan Rally on Saturday (Feb. 2) at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park starting at 1PM.