Born and raised in Arkansas, Bobby Bones began his radio career at Henderson State University’s KSH 91.1 The Switch at the age of 17, where he graduated with a degree in Radio/TV.During that time, he also worked at KLAZ 105.9 in Hot Springs, Ark., as a part-time air talent.In 2002, Bones was hired by Q100/KQAR in Little Rock, Ark., and The Bobby Bones Night Showwas born.The following year, hemoved to Austin, Texas where he began hosting The Bobby Bones Show Monday through Friday from 5-10 a.m. CT on96.7 KISS FM.Joined on-air by Lunchbox and Amy, they attracted listeners in droves, as well as top rankings in the market.For his work on the program, Bones was named “Austin Radio Personality of the Year” in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and Austin’s Allianceof Women in Media honored the program with their “Radio Personality of the Year” award seven years in a row.
The Bobby Bones Show joined Premiere Networks’ national lineup in 2011 and was nationally syndicated on CHR radio until February 2013 when the program transitioned to a Country format.Today, the program originates from WSIX in Nashville and can be heard onmore than 150Country radio stations nationwideby millions of listeners.The program was honored with its second CMA Award for “National On-Air Personality of the Year” in 2019 (previous win in 2017), following a third ACM Award in 2018 in the same category. The program was also honored with the Country Radio Seminar/Country Aircheck Awardin theNational/Syndicated Personality/Showcategoryin 2018. The previous year, Bones was the youngest personality to be elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame. He was voted “Best Radio DJ” by readers of The Tennesseanin 2013, 2014and 2015, and he made Nashville Lifestyles’“25 Most Beautiful People” listin 2013.
In addition to his weekday program, Bones is host of theweekend Country countdown show, Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones. The four-hour music program airs nationwideon more than 170 affiliatesand features hosts Bones,Amy and Lunchbox as they showcase the top Country songs and go beyond the music to share conversations with the artists