NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville will hear a new voice coming from the radio Monday morning. The Bobby Bones Show will make its debut on The Big 98 WSIX.
"So pumped to be on The Big 98 WSIX, which is really cool because it's the biggest country radio station in the whole world," said Bobby Bones.
Bones had been a top 40 morning radio DJ in Austin for the last ten years. His show was syndicated to 20 cities across the country.
The company Bones works for approached him late last year about moving to Nashville and taking over the morning drive show on The Big 98.
"Because I'm just a southern boy from Arkansas who loves country music, who they said we want you to be in Nashville and be the biggest guy in country, for country," according to Bones.
Bones agreed to make the move, but wanted to bring along the cast from his show, which he thinks makes The Bobby Bones Show stand out on the radio dial.
"It literally is just a group of friends. I have Amy, who is a girl I met at a restaurant. I have Lunchbox, who's a guy a met at a bar. I have a couple of guys who were interns for me. None of these guys had done radio before. And when we started this show, that was the goal, not to sound like other radio shows," Bones said.
They all made the move to Nashville and are slowly, but surely setting into their new surroundings.
"I'm moving to Brentwood, we have a some East Nashville people as well and so we're all trying to move into our new homes," said Bones.
He describes his show as edgy, but not raunchy. Bones said what you will hear is true to life.
"We bring a lot of our personal lives to the show. and you know, we try to separate ourselves from the actual DJ's, as possible, and I think that comes through," Bones explained.
The show will have a personality of its own, but it will also have a lot of country. Bones looks forward to forging new friendships with some of country music's biggest names when they stop by his studio on Music Row.
"We were just looking at our first week, and I can't really mention any big names like Brad Paisley or Jason Aldean. I'm just saying we have a lot of people that have really said hey we want to be early on in your show," Bones said.
The Bobby Bones Show will originate from "The House", the studio legendary DJ Gerry House broadcast from at the Big 98.
"Gerry House ruled the land for a long time," Bones said. "I respect that a lot and I just want to live up to the expectations that have been set for me in this area and if I can do that, I will know that I've succeeded."
Bones and his cast of friends will hit the air Monday morning from 5:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. on The Big 98 WSIX. The following Monday, February 25th, the show will start its run in national syndication.
Bones said later in the year he will start a national weekend country countdown radio broadcast.