Bobby Bones, CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year

AUSTIN, TX - MAY 06:  Bobby Bones and the Raging Idiots perform onstage during the 2017 iHeartCountry Festival, A Music Experience by AT&T at The Frank Erwin Center on May 6, 2017 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )


iHeartMedia’s The Bobby Bones Show received a surprise call today from Country superstar Keith Urban, who announced on air that the radio program has won the 2017 CMA Award for “National Broadcast Personality of the Year.”  Urban sang the program’s theme song for their popular segment “Tell Me Something Good,” before revealing the big news.

“I think it’s time that you guys hear something good, and also that your listeners should know they have impeccable taste, because they are listening to the CMA broadcast winner for National Personality of the Year,” shared Urban, a ten-time CMA Awards winner and four-time 2017 nominee.  “…It is true that we need some good news right about now, and I’m just super happy to be able to call you guys and tell you that this morning.”

“It’s an honor to receive this award and to be able to do what we do,” shared Bones. “I say it all the time, but we have the best listeners, and the fact that they take the time out of their day to tune in means the world to us.”

Hear Keith Urban’s surprise call and see the reaction, via The Bobby Bones Show’s Facebook page.


This is the first CMA Award win for The Bobby Bones Show, which was honored with the ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year Award in 2014 and 2016.  Additionally, Bobby Bones will be honored for his work on the program with induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in November 2017 and will be the youngest inductee in the organization’s history.

The 51st Annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday, November 8, at 8|7c on ABC. Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host the show from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.  Visit for more information.

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