The iHeartMedia & Premiere Radio Networks morning talent chats with Jim Asker about Bones' origins at the top 40 format before conquering country (and Billboard charts).
"I'm telling you my truth. Sometimes you're not gonna like it, but just respect, hopefully, that I'm always coming from a place of being authentic."
Bobby Bones, host of The Bobby Bones Show, originating from iHeartMedia-owned country radio station WSIX Nashville and syndicated through Premiere Radio Networks, sat down with Billboard's country, Christian and gospel chart manager Jim Asker for the Chart Beat Podcast in Nashville on Oct. 20 (the morning after the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump; "I lean on picking on the absurd part[s] of both of them," Bones says).
Bones and Asker traverse a wide range of topics covering Bones' career, which brought challenges as soon as he joined WSIX, as he followed in the footsteps of the station's retired, and beloved, Gerry House. "I think 'survival' is the perfect word for my first 18 months," Bones says, "because I had to replace arguably the greatest country DJ of all time. He was in the community [and] the artists knew him." Plus, when The Bobby Bones Show – featuring co-hosts Lunchbox (Dan Chappell) and Amy (Moffett Brown), along with Eddie (Garcia), Ray (Slater), Nada (Taha) and Morgan (Massingill) – went national in 2013, "I wasn't just replacing Gerry, I was [hosting] the first syndicated national country morning show, so I was replacing other cities' Gerry Houses.