Multi-media personality Bobby Bones has been tapped to host and executive produce Opry, a weekly, one-hour TV program coming soon to Circle, a newly launched network celebrating country music and the lifestyle that surrounds it. Each week, Opry will showcase highlights from the Grand Ole Opry stage as well as backstage interviews with Opry performers, comedy and more.
“Bobby is a terrific entertainer and music enthusiast who has been a friend of the Grand Ole Opry for many years, and a fan for much longer,” Scott Bailey, president of Opry Entertainment, shared in a statement. “As both an executive producer and host, Bobby will have the opportunity to collaborate with our Grand Ole Opry team and present the Opry in a way that will complement the live radio broadcast by providing an insider’s unique perspective into what goes on behind the curtain of country’s most famous stage.”
Bones, who has previously appeared as a performer and guest host on the hallowed stage, is thrilled to join the Grand Ole Opry in bringing Opry to fans nationwide.
“As a kid from Mountain Pine, AR who grew up listening and loving The Opry with my grandma… I’m very honored by this opportunity,” Bones said. “The rich history and tradition is second to none, and I’m thankful the Opry has not only trusted me to play music and tell jokes on its famed stage so many times, but to also invite me into this next chapter along with so many great country artists.”
Bobby Bones is the leading on-air country music personality. The National Radio Hall of Famer hosts The Bobby Bones Show, which is syndicated to over 150 radio stations around the U.S. and the Country Top 30 with Bobby Bones, a weekly show heard on over 200 stations. The Arkansas native also hosts the BobbyCast, his very own podcast on iHeartRadio, and is the in-house mentor on ABC’s American Idol. Additionally, Bones is a best-selling author, a musician and stand-up comedian.
The premiere episode of Opry debuts Wednesday, February 26 at 9 pm ET. A new one-hour episode will premiere each Wednesday at the same time, and Opry will re-air each Wednesday night at Midnight ET.
Fans can visit the official Circle website for details on how to access the network.