Bobby Bones Named VP Creative Director For iHeartCountry

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Bobby Bones, host of The Bobby Bones Show, has added VP stripes to his growing list of achievements, as he steps into the role of VP/Creative Director of iHeartCountry.

Bones reaches more than nine million people monthly as host of The Bobby Bones Show and Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones, in addition to more than 5 million monthly downloads of his morning show podcast. He will continue as host of both radio programs along with his new role, as well as hosting and executive producing his new radio show Women Of iHeart CountryThe Bobby Bones Show is nationally syndicated by Premiere Networks on more than 100 radio stations, in addition to airing on iHeartRadio, and Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones is heard nationwide on more than 160 stations.

In addition, Bones will continue to participate in iHeartMedia’s marquee live events including the iHeartRadio Music Festival and the iHeartRadio Music Awards, as well as host the iHeartCountry Festival and iHeartRadio Album Release parties for artists.

“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 Bob Pittman, Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia. “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,” said Bones. “Thanks to Bob Pittman, Rich Bressler and Kevin Legrett for their years of support and for the space to build this partnership.”

With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 131 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or TV outlet in America.

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