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iHeartRadio Country Festival 2015’s Best Live Photos

Jennifer Nettles and Darius Rucker co-hosted the all-star event that saw electrifying performances by Tim McGraw, Little Big Town and more

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Tim McGraw headlined the iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas.

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Austin was the Live Country Music Capital of the World on May 2nd, as 11 of Nashville's biggest stars played the iHeartRadio Country Festival inside the city's Erwin Center. Brad Paisley's high-energy set kicked off the night, with Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, the Band Perry, Sam Hunt, Justin Moore, Tyler Farr and Brantley Gilbert keeping spirits high throughout the five-hour show. Tim McGraw ended the night with a surprise duet and, in turn, a surprise for him: a "Happy Birthday" serenade from the sold-out audience.

Flip through photos from the second annual iHeartRadio Country Festival, which was co-hosted by Rucker and Jennifer Nettles.

Jennifer Nettles

Host Jennifer Nettles appears on stage during the iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Jennifer Nettles

Fresh off her run as Roxie Hart in the Broadway musical, Chicago, Jennifer Nettles co-hosted the iHeartRadio Country Festival with Darius Rucker.

Little Big Town

Little Big Town perform onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2, 2015.

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Little Big Town

In addition to dazzling the crowd with hits including "Girl Crush" and "Day Drinking," Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild also came out on stage to sing "Diamond Rings and Old Barstools" with Tim McGraw.

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley performs onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Brad Paisley

The West Virginia native proved his guitar prowess during a high-energy set that included newest single, "Crushin' It."

Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker performs in the audience during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Darius Rucker

The "Southern Style" singer not only walked into the audience but also ended up crowd surfing during his iHeartRadio Country Festival set.

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt performs onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Sam Hunt

Sporting a plaid shirt and his signature baseball hat, the Georgia native performed chart-toppers, "Leave the Night On" and "Take Your Time," among other songs from his debut album.

The Band Perry

Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry perform onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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The Band Perry

The Perry siblings got a rousing response to their cover of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk."

Dierks Bentley

Dierks Bentley performs onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Dierks Bentley

The Arizona native's performance of new single, "Riser," was one of the highlights of the iHeartRadio Country Festival.

Rscal Flatts

J.D. Rooney (L) and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts performs onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Rascal Flatts

The superstar country trio let the audience do most of the singing on crowd favorite, "Life Is a Highway."

Tyler Farr

Tyler Farr performs onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Tyler Farr

Farr performed songs from his brand-new album, Suffer in Peace.

Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore

Brantley Gilbert (L) and Justin Moore perform onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore

The label mates paired for "Small Town Throwdown" at the iHeartRadio Country Festival.

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw performs onstage during the 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 2nd, 2015.

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Tim McGraw

The entire audience sang "Happy Birthday" to McGraw, who celebrated his 48th birthday on Friday.