CONWAY, Ark. — Bobby Bones, a successful Arkansas-born entertainment host, will receive the Millennium Award at the 2023 Arkansas Country Music Awards next June.
Bones was born in Hot Springs and raised in Mountain Pine. He is the host of the number one country music morning show “The Bobby Bones Show” which airs nationally on over 185 radio stations.
Organizers say the Millennial Award is given whenever the executive committee deems it worthy of honoring an Arkansan who, over the past two decades, has contributed to the popularity and advancement of traditional country music today. today.
“Bobby has, without a doubt, more than met the criteria for the award,” said ACMA Vice President Charles Haymes. “Through his many efforts, he captured the minds of countless country music fans and expanded today’s country music audience.”
In addition to his popular radio show, he is the host and executive producer of Circle Network’s “Opry” and the writer of his own television series “Breaking Bobby Bones.” Bones also appeared on national television as an official in-house mentor on “American Idol” and won season 27 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
“His accomplishments are considerable and include being the youngest inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame,” Haymes said. “We are delighted to make this announcement.”
Next year will be the sixth annual Arkansas Country Music Awards show and Haymes said the early announcement of the award will let the excitement begin for next year’s show.