Bobby Bones is an American radio and television personality, best known for his nationally syndicated country music radio show, The Bobby Bones Show. Born as Bobby Estell, he was raised in poverty by his single mother and maternal grandmother. But despite that, he managed to have proper education, eventually earning his B.A. degree in Radio/Television, at the age of twenty-two. He developed a love for radio, when at the age of five he was given a radio set as a birthday present. He started on his career as a disc jockey while studying at the Henderson State University. Later, he joined 96.7 KISS (KHFI-FM) in Austin and while working there started developing The Bobby Bones Show. The show was later shifted to Nashville, where it was nationally syndicated, eventually reaching 100 cities. Very popular with his audiences, Bobby Bones is also the author of two bestselling books and a full-time mentor on American Idol.