Radio is a fun medium, especially for country fans. There's nothing like driving around with the windows down while your favorite country station plays, anticipating the next song to hit the airwaves while the disk jockey entertains us with their country banter.
Of course, not all radio hosts are created equal and the following people have all cemented their role in the country community in various ways. So without further ado, we rounded up the names of a few of country radio's favorite and most accomplished hosts you should know. We encourage you to take a look—and listen!
1) Bobby Bones
We decided to kick off the list with a familiar face. Almost every country fan and artist knows Bobby Bones, who seems to transcend the role of radio host and DJ into a genuine member of the country music community. This is, in no small part, thanks to his role as a musician himself, frontman of Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots. And while the group is known for their silliness and comedic style, fans have latched onto their seriously fun and catchy tunes. Aside from his charisma and enticing interviewing skills, Bones' on-air chemistry with his co-hosts can't be beat!
Find out where and when to listen to the Bobby Bones Show, HERE and check out a couple of Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots more popular songs, “Chick-fil-a (…but it's Sunday)" and “Namaste," in the videos below:
Also, check out the Bobby Bones Show Facebook page HERE.
2) Shawn Parr
It seems as though there isn't an artist in Nashville that Shawn Parr hasn't interviewed for his show, Nash Nights Live, and befriended in the process. A dedicated philanthropist, Parr can often be spotted participating as well as hosting charitable events nationwide.
Parr has been a fixture in the country music community since his days in California on the Los Angeles' powerhouse country station, KZLA, and has made multiple appearances on CMT's hit drama Nashville. However, his list of accomplishment's doesn't end there. Prior to landing his coveted hosting gig on the nationally syndicated Nash Nights Live, Parr was already the voice of the famed Dick Clark Productions. His announcing resume includes high profile gigs like the American Music awards, the Golden Globes and the Academy of Country Music Awards. Bonus, his co-host Eliana Smith is hilarious and engaging, the two make an unstoppable and dynamic pair.
Find out more about Parr and Nash Nights Live HERE.
3) Buzz Brainard
Cam Brainard, known by his DJ personality, Buzz Brainard, is a Midwestern man who has made quite a name for himself in Hollywood. While you may not recognize his name, or face, fans of the Disney Channel will recognize his voice as their main announcer from 2001 through 2016. Baseball fans may remember a program on FOX, This Week In Baseball, which Brainard hosted beginning in the year 2000 and ran through 2011.
Today, he boasts one of the nation's largest daily audiences for his afternoon hosting gig on SiriusXM's “The Highway." Buzz, too, guest starred as himself on Nashville, in season 4 on the episode, “How Does It Feel to be Free."
To learn more about Brainard and where you can find him, click HERE.
Check out “The Highway's" Facebook page HERE.
4) Graham Bunn
Born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Graham headed out of his hometown to play basketball in college and then professionally in Europe. Not long after, he made his way to Los Angeles, for his 2008 television debut as a contestant on The Bachelorette. Being a fan favorite, he later appeared on two Bachelor spinoff shows, Bachelor Pad and Bachelor in Paradise. Adored for his quick wit and Southern charm, he is now a host at a Los Angeles based country station, and holds the morning slot for his show, Graham in the Mornings.
5) Storme Warren
This SiriusXM DJ got his start on CNN as a Showbiz Today reporter. He then graduated to the morning show on SiriusXM's popular country station, “The Highway." His show, dubbed The Storme Warren Morning Show, is where he has remained since 2008. He often appears as a guest host or presenter at various events around Nashville, which is where he broadcasts his nationally syndicated program.