On Saturday (October 30), the 2021 iHeartCountry Festival presented by Capital One went down in Austin, Texas. While the festival is always exciting and packed with unforgettable performances from your favorite country artists, this year's event had a special, star-studded guitar pull.
The iHeartRadio "We're All Country" Guitar Pull powered by RAM Trucks featured performances by Maddie & Tae, Parker McCollum, and George Strait—AKA three of the biggest names in country music. These three acts came together on stage in Austin like fans have never seen or heard them before.
Bobby Bones kicked off the iHeartRadio “We’re All Country” Guitar Pull powered by RAM Trucks from the RAM VIP Tailgate Platform in front of the 2022 Ram 1500 (RAM)RED Edition Truck. RAM Trucks also invited twenty Military and First Responders attendees, who joined Bobby Bones in the RAM VIP Tailgate Platform, to watch the show from the best seats in the house.
Maddie & Tae started the special moment off with 'Die From A Broken Heart,' which was followed up by McCollum's 'To Be Loved By You.' The performers then celebrated Strait's legendary country music career. "We're going to do something really special. We're going to honor the king of country music—George Strait," Maddie said. "I'm from Texas, so everybody pray I make it through without crying." Maddie & Tae then covered Strait's 'Run,' while McCollum took on 'Carrying Your Love With Me.'
Following these heartfelt covers, Strait himself took to the stage. He gave a special shoutout to the first responders and military attendees watching from the RAM VIP Tailgate Platform. He then went right into 'The Weight of the Badge.' He brought the iHeartRadio “We’re All Country” Guitar Pull powered by RAM Trucks to a close with 'Amarillo By Morning.'
Not only was this a memorable moment for country music fans, but for RAM Trucks, as well, as it supports country music and is a proud sponsor of the 2021 iHeartCountry Festival. RAM Trucks is honored to keep country music traditions alive with the "We're all Country" Guitar Pull.