The ninth annual iHeartCountry Festival was held Saturday night (May 7) at the new Moody Center in Austin, Texas, and offered up plenty of great music and a few surprises for the packed crowd.
Highlights of the show included performances by Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Cody Johnson, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, and Dierks Bentley, who made a surprise appearance joining Morris and Lainey Wilson for the “We’re All Country” Guitar Pull powered by RAM Trucks. The Daytime Village at iHeartCountry Festival also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Wilson, Ryan Hurd, Ingrid Andress, Caroline Jones, and Conner Smith.
Zac Brown Band pulled out all the stops for their set, performing some of their biggest hits and a few stellar covers.
The band kicked off with “Homegrown” and “Out in the Middle” before performing a mashup of “Colder Weather” and the Eagles’ “Take It To The Limit.” They also covered Rage Against the Machine’s “Bulls On Parade” before wrapping the show with fan favorite, “Chicken Fried.”