The television and radio host Bobby Bones and Laverne Cox will co-host this year’s “Live From E!: GRAMMYS” red carpet special. The red carpet coverage will begin on E! at 6 p (ET)/3 p on Sunday, February 5th, before the 65th GRAMMY AWARDS air on CBS (PT).

He is best known as the host of the nationally syndicated “The BOBBY BONES Show” on Country radio. He has also hosted “Snake In The Grass” on USA NETWORK and starred in “Breaking BOBBY BONES” on National Geographic. He also served as the show’s official in-house mentor and won season 27 of “Dancing With The Stars” on ABC.

In addition to serving as a full-time mentor on American Idol on ABC, Bobby Bones (born Bobby Estell) is a well-known American radio and television host. He is best known for hosting the nationally syndicated The Bobby Bones Show, which has its roots at KISS-FM in Austin, Texas. With partner Sharna Burgess, he took home the trophy for Dancing with the Stars season 27. In addition, he is the author of two New York Times bestsellers.

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Who is Bobby bones?

On April 2, 1980, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Bones was born. He was raised in the Arkansas town of Mountain Pine. According to him, his mother conceived him when she was 15 years old and his father was 17 years old. His mother and maternal grandmother raised him. Up to the age of five, his biological father lived with the family, but he afterwards moved out. Around the age of 5, Bones first had dreams of pursuing a career in radio. His mother battled addiction issues until her death at age 49 in 2014. He was raised in poverty and frequently saw radio as a means of escaping it. At the age of 17, Bones launched his radio career at Henderson State University’s campus station, KSWH-FM “The Pulse.” His degree was a B.A. in radio/television from Henderson. 

He launched The Bobby Bones Show in Austin and added the on-air hosts Amy and Lunchbox to the cast. The Bobby Bones Show, which specialized in Top 40, rose to prominence as Austin’s most watched morning show and saw its popularity grow thanks to selective syndication. After a few years, he began to venture outside of radio, making appearances in films such as Bandslam (2009) starring Vanessa Hudgens, as well as guest hosting on Live! with Kelly and Regis. 

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KISS FM’s parent company, Clear Channel, made the choice to maximize Bones’ potential. He began presenting Fox Sports Radio on the weekends, but in the fall of 2012, a more significant change occurred when Clear Channel relocated Bones’ team to Nashville in order to underscore the show’s switch from a Top 40 to a country format.

The Bobby Bones Show was broadcast on 68 radio stations by 2016. It quickly gained popularity as a frequent interview location for prominent country music performers as well as other musicians.

He released his autobiography, Bare Bones, I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book, in May 2016. It quickly gained a lot of readership, which inspired him to release Fail Until You Don’t: Fight. Grind. Repeat in June 2018.

Little is known about his personal life. However, in 2021, Bones married Caitlin Parker.