The event, recorded live on one stage in Nashville, will stream exclusively on LiveXLive.com and will broadcast live across iHeartMedia’s more than 150 country music radio stations in local markets and at iHeartRadio.com starting at 7 p.m. CT.
In January, iHeart announced the performers for the Capital One-sponsored event, which was slated to take place in May at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. In March, iHeart officially postponed the date.
“Despite this year’s pandemic, we are honored to still be able to host one of country music’s most anticipated nights with an iconic lineup of the genre’s biggest artists,” said Rod Phillips, executive VP of programming for iHeartCountry, in a statement. “Although fans won’t be able to celebrate in person, the show will be available to our millions of listeners across our iHeartCountry stations nationwide and through the exclusive stream on LiveXLive.”
The news comes a few days after the annual two-day iHeartRadio Festival, Sept. 18-19, went virtual for the first time with performers including Alicia Keys, Thomas Rhett, Coldplay, Migos and BTS.
In addition to Capital One, other iHeartCountry Festival partners include Country Crock, Jane, Progressive Insurance, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the exclusive charity partner.
While most of the acts originally announced earlier this year remain on the bill, previously announced acts Blake Shelton and Chase Rice are no longer on the slate.