NASHVILLE, TN - May 15, 2018 - iHeartMedia’s Bobby Bones is set to return to this season of American Idol as a mentor to the final three contestants - Gabby Barrett, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, and Maddie Poppe. The established “media multitasker” (Billboard) lent his expertise and extensive industry knowledge to the show's Top 24 contestants earlier in the season, and he is returning once again to guide the top three, as they compete for the coveted crown.

Tune-in to the ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, May 20 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EDT) streaming and on-demand to catch Bones on night one of American Idol's two-part finale.

The “powerful” (Washington Post) personality is also bringing his in-demand stand-up to fans across the country on his RED HOODIE COMEDY TOUR now. For more information, visit Bones is set to release his second book "FAIL UNTIL YOU DON’T: FIGHT. GRIND. REPEAT." on June 19, which hit #1 on Amazon upon becoming available for pre-order. The book follows his debut memoir "BARE BONES: I’M NOT LONELY IF YOU’RE READING THIS BOOK" (Dey Street Books), which landed at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers Lists.

Dubbed "The most powerful man in country music" (Forbes), Bobby Bones' nationally syndicated radio show The Bobby Bones Show reaches millions of listeners on more than 100+ stations and recently garnered its third ACM Award for National On-Air Personality of the Year, also earning a 2017 Country Music Association award for National Broadcast Personality of the Year. His popular podcast, BobbyCast, a "treasure trove of unusually candid anecdotes...” (Washington Post), recently surpassed 100 episodes and has been downloaded more than 2 million times. Bones sits down with top artists and songwriters - Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, John Mayer and Chris Stapleton to name a few - for in-depth personal interviews. The podcast’s overwhelming success has paved the way for Bones to launch the Nashville Podcast Network, an eclectic collection of seven podcast from a variety of Nashville-savvy hosts, giving listeners an inside look at the lifestyle and pop culture in Nashville.

Kristie Sloan

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