BOBBY BONES UNVEILS FIFTH ANNUAL THE BOBBY BONES SHOW CLASS OF 2019
January 11, 2019
Tastemaker Selects Abby Anderson, Caylee Hammack, Lauren Jenkins, Tenille Townes and Rachel Wammack
NASHVILLE, TN – January 11, 2019 – iHeartMedia’s Bobby Bones is continuing to show his support for new talent, revealing the five artists who will make up his all-female “The Bobby Bones Show Class Of 2019″ this week. “With the power to turn new artists into breakout stars,” (Texas Monthly), Bones identified Abby Anderson, Caylee Hammack, Lauren Jenkins, Tenille Townes and Rachel Wammack as the artists he believes have what it takes to break through and become the next big thing. Each year, Bones rallies behind his picks, providing various opportunities and platforms to give each artist continued exposure. “When it comes to breaking new artists, Bones’ track record is impressive…” (Forbes), as past members have gone on to see noteworthy career milestones and become some of Country’s hottest acts, including Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, LANCO, Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi and Brothers Osborne.
“It’s been a long road from playing Buck’s liquor store in my little hometown of Ellaville, GA to hearing Bobby Bones say my name on the radio this morning,” Caylee Hammack shared. “Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to be put into a category with these wonderful and talented women. I’m so excited for 2019 and can’t thank Bobby enough for all the support.”
“I’m really freaking grateful to be included in this group of artists. And I think it’s great how many women Bobby is highlighting with his platform this year, because women’s voices and stories and songs need to be heard,” shared Lauren Jenkins.
“I can’t explain how excited I am to be a part of this group of artists. They are stellar and unique, and Bobby is just awesome,” said Rachel Wammack.
“It is an honour to be a part of Bobby’s Class of 2019,” added Tenille Townes. “Having him be such a champion of this music and this path from the beginning means so much!! Also, being alongside such talented friends of mine is incredible! I look forward to cheering everybody on this year!”
“Bobby Bones is a busy man and SOMEHOW he makes time for brand new artists like myself,” said Abby Anderson. “I think everyone in country music can agree that Bobby is giving and gracious and I think the most precious gift someone could give is their time. So thank you THANK YOU Mr. Bobby Bones for giving your time and attention. Thank you for sharing your platform and being a champion.”
Bobby Bones, Vice President, Creative Director of iHeartCountry, has a “fiercely devoted following” (Washington Post) tuning in to his nationally syndicated radio show, The Bobby Bones Show, which broadcasts to almost 140 stations and is the #1 Country morning show with millions of weekly listeners. The show garnered its third ACM Award for National On-Air Personality of the Year, a 2017 Country Music Association award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year and earned Bones the title of youngest ever inductee into the prestigious National Radio Hall of Fame. The “media multitasker” (Billboard) also launched his own podcast, BobbyCast, which features candid long-form interviews with top artists and industry figures and has been downloaded millions of times. The podcast’s overwhelming success has paved the way for Bones to launch the Nashville Podcast Network, an eclectic collection of podcasts from a variety of Nashville-savvy hosts, giving listeners an inside look at the lifestyle and pop culture in Nashville. Bones recently won Season 27 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and is set to lend his expertise to the latest season of ABC’s American Idol as the official in-house mentor. Bones is also a two-time New York Times #1 bestselling author, touring stand-up comedian, philanthropist and chart-topping comedy artist – a true “jack of all trades” (ESPN). Visit https://bobbybones.iheart.com for more information.