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Bobby Bones And The Raging Idiots Reveal The Critics Give It 5 Stars As First Full-Length Album Slated For Release March 18

Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Charles Kelley, Brad Paisley And Carrie Underwood Lend Voices To The Musical Comedy Album

Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots, the comedy group comprised of Bobby Bones and Producer Eddie from iHeartMedia's The Bobby Bones Show, announced today that their full-length, laugh-out-loud album THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS will be released March 18 on Black River Entertainment.  Today, Billboard exclusively broke the news, revealing that the 13-song disc, co-produced by Bobby Bones and Nick Autry, will also include a little help from the group's country music superstar friends including cameos from Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Charles Kelley, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and more. Fans can pre-order the album now on www.ragingidiots.com and digitally on iTunes beginning March 4.

"Black River is pleased to be the home of great artists like Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots," said Black River Entertainment CEO Gordon Kerr. "Through the efforts of Bobby, Eddie and the other incredible artists who have come alongside them on this project, comedy music is alive and well in Nashville!"

"Every time someone buys our record, an angel get its wings," adds Bobby Bones. "I'd buy 10 copies of this album.  I'd go to the store and demand them right now! I haven't listened to it yet, but I hear the critics love it."

Bobby Bones, who recently nabbed his second ACM award for "National On-Air Personality of the Year," co-wrote all the tracks on the album which takes satirical and deliberate cues from today's popular music, including the group's lead track "If I Was Your Boyfriend," the soon-to-be millennial-favorite "Netflix Love Song," as well as offering fans two versions of the witty and instantly-infectious track "Starbucks!" depending on their personal genre preferences.  The album also features some of Nashville's top songwriters including Lee Thomas Miller and Kristian Bush. The music video for "If I Was Your Boyfriend" made its debut on CMT and is available now on iTunes.

Continuing in the charitable spirit that made The Raging Idiots a household name and raised over two million dollars for charities across America, a portion of the proceeds from "We Can't Stand Each Other" with Carrie Underwood are being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  Additionally, fans can pre-order autographed copies of the entire album along with other unique merchandise offers at www.ragingidiots.com.  A portion of the proceeds from each package will go to Musicians On Call. 

THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS TRACK LIST:

1. She's A 10, I'm A 2 with Charles Kelley
(Bobby Bones, Kristian Bush)

2. If I Was Your Boyfriend
(Bobby Bones, Michael Saenz, Mical Trejo)

3. We Can't Stand Each Other with Carrie Underwood
(Bobby Bones, Lindsay Ell, Keifer Thompson)

4. How We Think Every Hip Hop Song Starts
(Bobby Bones, Eddie Garcia, Nick Autry)

5. Starbucks!
(Bobby Bones, Lee Thomas Miller, Nick Autry)

6. Starbucks! (Country Version with Kelsea Ballerini)
(Bobby Bones, Lee Thomas Miller, Nick Autry)

7. I Like You with Brad Paisley
(Bobby Bones, Lee Thomas Miller, Nick Autry)

8. Reenactments with Fake Luke Bryan
(Bobby Bones, Eddie Garcia, Nick Autry)

9. Red, White And Blue
(Bobby Bones, Michael Saenz, Lindsay Ell)

10. Netflix Love Song with Lindsay Ell
(Bobby Bones, Lindsay Ell)

11. Fishin' With My Dad (Intro)
(Bobby Bones, Wynn Varble, David Lee)

12. Fishin' With My Dad
(Bobby Bones, Wynn Varble, David Lee)

13. Everyday Is A Good Day
(Bobby Bones, Lindsay Ell, Kristian Bush)

THE CRITICS GIVE IT 5 STARS follows the unanticipated fan demand that was established after the release of the group's EP THE RAGING IDIOTS PRESENTS: THE RAGING KIDIOTS in 2015.  What started for Bones and his friends as playing impromptu comedic ditties on local television, radio, and random stages has quickly escalated into a project with a deeper initiative.  With proceeds from both Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots' releases and live shows benefiting charities, to date the group has raised over two million dollars for various charitable causes.

Best known as "country's biggest radio star" (CBS News), Bobby Bones has proven to be one of the genre's most influential tastemakers, breaking some of music's freshest talent while forging unchartered territory in his own career. His one-man comedy show, Bobby Bones: Funny And Alone, sold-out Austin's Paramount Theatre on its first-ever tour stop last weekend (2/20) and will next hit the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa, AL on March 26.  This weekend, The Raging Idiots are in Northampton, MA where only a few tickets remain for the Friday night show ahead of a sold-out night in Boston, MA on Saturday (2/27). For more information and a full list of tour dates, visit www.ragingidiots.com follow Bobby Bones, Producer Eddie and The Raging Idiots on Twitter.

 

 

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