Bobby Bones host of the radio shows The Bobby Bones Show and Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones, as well as the podcast BobbyCast has been promoted to VP Creative Director of iHeartCountry, the largest country broadcast radio group in the U.S.
In his new position, Bones will continue to host his current shows, while also working with iHeartMedia on new creative programming initiatives. He will continue to appear at iHeartMedia’s marquee events, such as the iHeartRadio Music Festival, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the iHeartCountry Festival and iHeartRadio album release parties.
In addition, Bones will be adding a new show to his roster: Women of iHeartCountry, which will showcase a broad range of country artists, both established and up-and-coming. Co-hosted with Amy Brown, the new program will also feature weekly guest appearances from other women working as on-air personalities at iHeartMedia.
“Country continues to be one of the fastest-growing music formats and Bobby is the leading on air personality connecting with Country fans across multiple platforms nationwide,” said iHeartMedia? Chairman and CEO Bob Pittman. “He has created a relatable, fun and engaging brand of entertainment that drives unmatched results for our advertising and partners. We’re proud to be in the Country music business with Bobby, and look forward to developing new and exciting ways to reach this expanding community.”
“This is the opportunity I’ve been chasing my entire career,” added Bones. “Thanks to Bob Pittman, Rich Bressler and Kevin Legrett for their years of support and for the space to build this partnership.”
Bones’s other achievements include winning awards for national on-air personality of the year and national broadcast personality of the year from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, respectively. In 2017, he also became the youngest person to be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.