Carrie Underwood To Headline Spotify’s Inaugural Hot Country Live Concert Series

On July 4, Spotify will celebrate the launch of Hot Country Live, a new concert series serving as an extension of the popular flagship Hot Country playlist, with Carrie Underwood. Dan + Shay are scheduled to open the show with additional artists, announced at a later date.

First at the Seaport’s The Rooftop at Pier 17 concert venue, the Hot Country Live concert series will subsequently be held in select cities nationwide, highlighting today’s most dynamic country music stars, many of whom are featured in the Hot Country playlist. The July 4th show, however, is in partnership with the Howard Hughes Corporation, revitalizing the Seaport District and transforming Pier 17 into an iconic entertainment destination that will be home to the Pier 17 Rooftop Concert Series, launching August 1.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of Spotify’s first ever Hot Country Live show, and can’t wait to celebrate the holiday playing live music under the stars,” says Underwood.

According to Brittany Schaffer, Head of Artist and Label Marketing at Spotify’s Nashville office, “This year Spotify is making a concentrated effort to shine a spotlight on country music and to create a gathering place for country artists and fans to share and experience the people, stories, and spirit that define their community. This starts on platform in the Hot Country playlist and is brought to life through our unique live events, like Hot Country Live. I can’t imagine a better way to kick-off our premiere country music concert series then by bringing country fans the opportunity to honor America on the Fourth of July with Carrie Underwood and Dan + Shay!”

Spotify has been expanding their footprint in the country music world, most recently with the re-launch of their Hot Country Playlist, as an enhanced playlist featuring exclusive and original video content. This allows users to listen to their favorite audio tracks as well as watch interviews and music videos featuring their favorite artists.

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