Some of the biggest acts in country music took over the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday for the 2017 iHeart Country Festival. Jake Owen brought the beach to Austin, with a set that included palm trees and bare feet.
"It's fun. I love Austin too. It's such a great place for creativity and weird things. They even tell you, they even say, 'Keep Austin Weird.' I'm a weird kind of guy in general, so I enjoy going there."
Kelsea Ballerini spent the night watching all of the other acts before and after her set.
"This is the first time I've been able to walk on a stage, sing four singles which makes me really excited because I feel like that they will be familiar with them from the radio. So we just get to go out there and sing songs that people will hopefully know and get off and go be a fan and I think that's really cool."
Brantley Gilbert loved the pace and variety.
"You know, they've got a great line-up here always. Last time was a great line-up and this one's no different. But I will say I like the set changes. It happens really fast with the rotating stage. It's a lot of music and no dead time. I enjoy that myself. I'm a busybody."
Jason Aldean closed out the festival.
Other performers included: Old Dominion, LIttle Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, Darius Rucker, Chris Janson and Rascal Flatts.