The Bobby Bones Show’s St. Jude Radiothon Raises Over $1.3 Million In One Day
December 1, 2016
Nashville, TN – Dec. 1, 2016 – iHeartMedia’s nationally syndicated The Bobby Bones Show, raised over $1.3 million this morning as part of their St. Jude Radiothon. As donations still continue to come in, the staggering event spearheaded by Bobby Bones, aired live and allowed listeners to donate via text for the first time, prompting an unprecedented amount of money raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Country superstars and friends showcased the community spirit of the genre, with many offering their time to be a part of the broadcast. Highlights from the morning included a standout version of Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You” by Kelsea Ballerini and Dave Barnes, a spine-tingling rendition of Keith Whitley’s “I’m No Stranger To The Rain” by Chris Janson, as well as a special call from Garth Brooks.
“I’m honestly blown away by the generosity of our listeners this morning,” said Bobby Bones. “The amount raised is overwhelming and donations are still coming in. With the holidays coming up, money can be tight and so it means even more that our fans have chosen to contribute to such an amazing cause. I also have to thank all of our artist friends that took part in such an important broadcast, as well as our awesome group of radio station affiliates, who always go above and beyond to support us in our charitable endeavors.”
For more info or to support this event, please visit: www.stjude.org/thanksBobby
Bobby Bones, dubbed by New York Times as “the biggest thing in country radio, announced this week that his will take his compelling story out on the road with his one-man comedy show, FUNNY & ALONE STAND UP COMEDY TOUR nationwide in 2017, revealing a schedule of dates kicking off in Virginia Beach, VA on 1/13. The host of iHeartMedia’s The Bobby Bones Show, reaching millions of listeners on nearly 100 stations, Bones’ stand-up show combines his love for country music and comedy in his distinct humorous patter, while regaling stories from growing up in rural Arkansas, to hosting the biggest show in country radio. Proving to be an instant hit amongst audiences, the show continues to sell out venues across the country, with some selling out in just minutes. Bobby Bones’ BARES BONES: I’M NOT LONELY IF YOU’RE READING THIS BOOK (Dey Street Books) spent four weeks on New York Times Bestsellers List earlier this year, following an overwhelming debut that saw the memoir claim the No. One spot on multiple lists including USA Today and Wall Street Journal. Having broken some of country music’s freshest talent, while forging uncharted territory in his own career, Bones was recently honored by ASCAP with the “Partners In Music” Award, given to those who have shown exceptional dedication in presenting ASCAP members’ music to the public. For more information, visit www.bobbybonescomedy.com.