University of Arkansas awards Bones honorary doctorate
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
– Radio personality Bobby Bones will receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas during the commencement ceremony on May 14.
A Mountain Pine, Ark. native, Bones started started his radio career as a teen in central Arkansas on 105.9 KLAZ. Bones has long been supportive of the university. He is a benefactor of The Razorback Foundation as a member of the "Cardinal and White," the organization giving initiative to support student-athlete scholarships and other expenses. He also provides shoes and uniforms to the athletic programs at Mountain Pine High School and awards annual scholarships to selected students.
Bones is the host of the nationally syndicated iHeartRadio program "The Bobby Bones Show," which broadcasts to over 185 stations. The show is a two-time CMA Award winner, four-time ACM Award winner and earned Bones the title of youngest-ever inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame. His breakout TV series for National Geographic, "Breaking Bobby Bones," is streaming now on Disney+. He has served as the official in-house mentor on ABC's "American Idol," won season 27 of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," and serves as host and executive producer of Circle Network's "Opry."
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There have been a few country disc jockeys who have gone onto have successful careers as country singers - Bill Anderson and John Conlee being probably the most famous examples - but judging by this CD, Bobby Bones is unlikely to join that contingent. That doesn't mean this album is a failure. It just means that this feels more like a vanity project or an extended prank on his syndicated radio show rather than a shot at stardom, even the marginalized stardom of humorous or parodic country ...