In case you missed it...
The iHeartCountry Festival went down in Austin, Texas this weekend, with a lineup that included Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell, Chase Rice, and more. It also featured a surprise appearance by George Strait, who came out to join the “We're All Country" Guitar Pull powered by RAM Trucks, which also featured Maddie & Tae and Parker McCollum. George’s contribution to the guitar pull was his tribute to first responders, “The Weight of the Badge,” and his classic “Amarillo By Morning.” Maddie & Tae contributed their take on a Strait track, “Run,” while Parker performed George’s “Carrying Your Love With Me.” As for the night’s other highlights: Blake sang tracks like “Boys ‘Round Here” and “Honey Bee” and his latest single “Come Back As A Country Boy,” pausing to teach fans the words so they could sing along with him. Toby performed a hits-filled set including "Beer 4 My Horses;" Cole performed the emotional song, "You Should Be Here,” as well as "Single Saturday Night" and more; Lee got the crowd up with such songs as "More Beer," "Memory I Don’t Mess With," and others, and he also came out to join Carly for their duet “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” with Carly also singing “Next Girl” and more and Chase got the audience singing along to "Eyes On You." The audience also had a great chance to get up on their feet dancing, as Walker Hayes stopped by to perform his number one viral hit “Fancy Like.”
The Eagles are heading overseas next year and they are bringing Little Big Town with them. The The band will be celebrating their 50thanniversary with a 2022 European stadium tour, with LBT opening on all the dates. "We’ve been DYING to share this news," LBT shares. "What a bucket list dream come true." The tour, which kicks off June 17thin Arnhem, Netherlands wraps with a huge BST Hyde Park show in London on June 26th, which also features special guests Robert Plant and Allison Krauss. Check out the tour dates below:
- June 17: Arnhem, Netherlads - Gelredome
- June 20: Liverpool, England - Anfield Stadium
- June 22: Edinburgh, Scotland - Murrayfield Stadium
- June 24: Dublin, Ireland - Aviva Stadium
- June 26 – London, England BST Hyde Park