BOBBY BONES AND THE RAGING IDIOTS’ THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS DEBUTS AT NO. ONE ON BILLBOARD’S COMEDY CHART
Feel-Good Album Also Lands In Top 5 Of Country Album Chart
Photo Credit: Chris Hollo / Grand Ole Opry 2016
Nashville, TN – March 29, 2016 – Bobby Bones And The Raging Idiots’, the musical comedy group comprised of Bobby Bones and Producer Eddie from iHeartMedia’s The Bobby Bones Show, first full-length album, THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS is the No. one comedy album and in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Country Album Chart. In an overwhelming release week for the duo, following the album’s release on March 18, they headed across the country to meet fans for a series of CD signings that saw fans in their thousands show up to meet and celebrate release of the comedy album with the pair.
Hot on the heels of their return to Nashville, having just played a SOLD-OUT album release concert there last week, the Black River Entertainment recording artists then headed to the Grand Ole Opry to make their debut on Friday (3/25.) The group made an impression on the first-time crowd with a spirited version of fan-favorite “If I Was Your Boyfriend” and a rousing rendition of “We Can’t Stand Each Other” with fellow Opry performer Lindsay Ell joining in on the duet. Fans can catch The Raging Idiots’ live show again when they head back out on the road later next month including a hometown area show for Bones in Hot Springs, AR on 4/22 as well as stops in Fort Lauderdale, FL (Tortuga Music Festival on 4/16) and Biloxi, MS (4/23.)
“We’re so happy people bought our record,” said Bobby Bones and Producer Eddie. “That means hopefully we will get to make another one! So crazy.”
Produced by Nick Autry and Bobby Bones THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS is proving to live up to its tongue-in-cheek title as Sounds Like Nashville raves that “for those in need of a mid-day pick-me-up the album more than succeeds…Bones’ ability as a songwriter is undeniable.” “Packed with collaborations with A-list country stars” (Billboard) the group’s superstar friends Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Charles Kelley, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and more are featured on the 13 song, side-splitting disc that takes satirical and deliberate cues from today’s popular music.
Bobby Bones, who recently garnered his second ACM award for “National On-Air Personality of the Year” and is best known as “country’s biggest radio star,” (CBS News) has proven to be one of the genre’s most influential tastemakers , breaking some of country music’s freshest talent. The host of iHeartMedia’s The Bobby Bones Show reaches 4.8 million weekly listeners on nearly 100 stations. For additional tour dates and information on Bobby Bones And The Raging Idiots, please visit www.ragingidiots.com or follow Bobby Bones, Producer Eddie and The Raging Idiots on Twitter.