Bobby, Amy and Lunchbox will be on every Sunday morning
We are so excited to share this news with you: From this weekend, Bobby Bones will be part of the Chris Country team!
Bobby Bones and his team are heard by over 7 million listeners every month right across North America. His breakfast show, based in Nashville, is heard on over 100 stations and now he'll be on Chris Country every Sunday morning from 8 til midday. Joined by Amy Brown and Lunchbox, he'll share interviews and conversations with us, while also playing America's biggest 30 tracks.
Bobby said: "Country music has never been more in demand, and we’re excited to help share the music and stories coming out of Nashville with the UK fans every week".
Also joining our schedule is Amy Brown, with the Women Of iHeart Country show. This is an hour of country's coolest, biggest and newest female artists, and can be heard Saturdays from midday, right after Bob Kingsley. Amy said: "I couldn’t be happier that Chris Country will be sharing Women of iHeartCountry with UK listeners – it’s so important that stations support female artists and voices."
In other schedule changes, Mikey Faulkner is moving from weekends to weekday afternoons; catch him Monday to Friday 1-4pm. It's all part of Chris Country's mission to play the finest country music from both sides of the Atlantic, with presenters that are truly passionate about country music old and new.
Here's the full press release...
Chris Country listeners are set to enjoy a new voice starting in July as iHeartRadio’s Nashville-based multi-media personality Bobby Bones brings his top-rated, weekly Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones program to the station’s schedule.
Every weekend on the Premiere Networks-syndicated program, Bones and his co-hosts Amy Brown and Lunchbox share conversations with Country music’s hottest artists, while playing America’s biggest songs. The show is heard on more than 200 stations across the U.S. and Canada, and is now “crossing the pond,” with Chris Country being the first station outside North America to add the weekly show to its lineup.
Also joining Chris Country is Women of iHeartCountry, an hour-long weekend program hosted by Bones and Brown. Each week on the show, they spotlight music from both established female Country music artists and promising up-and-comers. Also syndicated by Premiere Networks, the program airs on nearly 140 iHeartRadio stations in the U.S., in addition to stations in Canada.
Bones said, “Country music has never been more in demand, and we’re excited to help share the music and stories coming out of Nashville with the UK fans every week.”
Brown said, “I couldn’t be happier that Chris Country will be sharing Women of iHeartCountry with UK listeners – it’s so important that stations support female artists and voices.”
Chris Country’s new weekend schedule begins on Saturday 6th July, and also includes new UK additions, including Scott Phillips, Mikey Faulkner and Liam Scott. Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 will continue to be broadcast on Saturday mornings, and the station, which launched in 2013, can be heard on DAB+ across much of the UK.
About Bobby Bones
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 150 stations and is the #1 Country morning show with millions of weekly listeners. The show recently 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. 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 returned 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.
Chris Country is on DAB Digital Radio across London & the South East, Suffolk, Cambridge, Glasgow, Central Manchester, Portsmouth, Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool as well as via our Apps, Smart Speaker, Radioplayer and online at chriscountry.co.uk
The station has been on air since 2013, and launched on DAB in London in 2016.