Bobby Bones Inks Deal for Memoir with HarperCollins

SEATTLE, April 27, 2015 -- Bobby Bones, trailblazing personality of
country music radio, has agreed to write his memoir, in a deal announced
today by publisher Lynn Grady and Bones’ editor Carrie Thornton at Dey
Street Books/HarperCollins. Representing Bones was Paul B. Anderson,
CEO of Workhouse Media, along with Alan Nevins of Renaissance Literary
& Talent, which has a strategic relationship with Workhouse.

The Bobby Bones Show is heard on iHeartMedia country music stations,
including Washington, D.C., Boston, MA, and Nashville, TN, and he is also
heard nationally through the iHeartRadio digital service. The Bobby Bones
Show has been described as an unscripted, 5-hour sprint across the state of
country music, modern life, celebrity, and social media. In addition to his
hugely successful show, Bones tours across America to sold-out crowds with
his comedy duo, The Raging Idiots, and appears on some of country music’s
biggest awards shows, as well as the iHeartRadio Country Festival. In 2014,
after just a year in country music, The Bobby Bones Show won its first
Academy of Country Music Award.

Audiences know Bobby Bones for his easygoing style and self-deprecating
humor, and his willingness to talk about any aspect of his life and work on
the air, but few know about the many challenges it took to get there –
growing up poor, the son of a single, addicted young mother and an absent
father. Fueling his stardom is a powerful work ethic, a willingness to take
risks and make mistakes, and a desire to tell the real story of living dreams to
the fullest. “I’ve always been a pretty private guy,” Bones reveals. “But I
think I found my outlet, which is oddly one of the least private places I can
Mountain Pine, Arkansas, a lumber mill town with a population under 800
and declining, was the place where Bobby Estell first began to dream of a
career in broadcasting – at the age of 5, with David Letterman as his personal

First in his family to graduate from college, and driven by a hunger to
succeed, he landed his first job in radio at age 17, soon took the on-air name
“Bobby Bones” and never looked back. Within a few years, Bones was the
most popular DJ in a series of cities (Little Rock, Austin) before finding his
home with iHeartMedia and catapulting to the top of country music radio
with his Nashville-based show.

“I’m not a traditional country music guy,” says Bones, “but the music reflects
where and how I grew up, and yes, you could say my life has been like a
country song, full of highs and lows and some crazy stuff along the way. I
aim to tell it from the front seat of this roller coaster ride.”

Candid about his life, loves, the music business, fame, and social media, the
story Bobby Bones has to tell is going to be as open, opinionated and
entertaining – and likely as wildly popular – as the man himself.
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For more information contact:
Alan Nevins
Renaissance Literary & Talent
Rachel Nelson
Premiere Networks
818-461-8057 ​