Radio Personality Bobby Bones To Release Memoir

Bobby Bones

Bobby Bones

Radio personality Bobby Bones has secured a deal to release his memoir, as announced by publisher Lynn Grady and Bones’ editor Carrie Thornton at Dey Street Books/HarperCollins.

Bones’ radio show The Bobby Bones Show can be heard each morning on iHeartMedia country radio stations, and through iHeartRadio’s digital service. In 2014, The Bobby Bones Show won its first Academy of Country Music Award.

The book addresses Bobby Bone’s (real name Bobby Estell) childhood, growing up as the son of a single, addicted mother and an absent father. He grew up in Mountain Pine, Ark., a lumber mill town with a population of under 800. He became the first in his family to graduate from college, and earned his first job in radio at age 17.

After taking the on-air name “Bobby Bones,” he built a career in radio, working in several cities including Little Rock, Ark., and Austin, Texas, before joining with iHeartMedia.

“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.”

No release date or title for the memoir have been announced at this time.


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