Books, Mewsic and More

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Awww….Mondays and Book Date’s It’s Monday! What Are YOU Reading?And we are also joining Mewsic Moves Me (hosted by Curious as a Cathy, Xmas Dolly, JAmerican Spice and Stacy Uncorked.)

I am sure many of you have heard of the DJ, Bobby Bones. Apparently my head has been buried in a litter box for years because I just learned of him. I love to read memoirs and self-help books and he has published one of each.

I started with his latest book, Fail Until You Don’t. His mantra is “Fight, Grind, Repeat.” And that is what he does and has done his entire life.  He has gotten to where he is in life through hard work day in and day out his entire life. He even continued working when he had his impacted wisdom teeth removed. He would take pain meds because he didn’t want to be loopy so he just kept going like an energizer bunny.

Bare Bones: I’m Not Lonely If You’re Reading This Book was published in 2016. He had a tough childhood, but didn’t let that stop him from achieving his dream of being on the radio. His father abandoned the family when he was young and his mom was an alcoholic who had him when she was age 15. Luckily, he had his Grandma and other positive role models in his life.  I was especially impressed that he doesn’t drink and never has. If you have heard of him then you probably love him too, but if not I highly recommend these two books. I am in awe of this man, I admire anyone who has a tough life and manages to succeed.

In addition to being an author, comedian and popular radio personality, he also has a band, The Raging Idiots, which is actually just him and another guy from the radio station, but they have raised a ton of money for charities Yes, he is a philanthropist too. So for my Mewsic choices I have some of their videos which are quite humorous.

1. Chick -Fil-A ( But it’s Sunday)

2. Friends In Low Places – Garth’s song, but he does a good job.

3. Hobby Lobby Bobby-

I hope Sammy posing with his book is Awww…worthy.


  1. Fun music and we too aren’t familiar with him……thanks for telling us about him and sharing the videos. Sammy DOES look “awwww-worthy” with this book!

    Hugs, Teddy

  2. Ellen,

    I met Bobby Bones last season on AI. I hadn’t heard of the dude before then and then this year he showed up on DWTS. He isn’t the best dancer but he sure is a lot of fun to watch. Did you watch last week? If you didn’t you can stream the episodes. That’s what we do. I had no idea that he wrote the “Chick-Fil-A (But it’s Sunday)”. I remember from AI that his dad left and his mom was an alcoholic which broke my heart but I didn’t know the things you mentioned liked he never drinks. That’s really cool. You know I’m not much of reader but you peaked my curiosity about his story. I will watch for the Kindle version ($10) to drop a bit more before I buy it. I thank you for sharing your review and sharing his funny tunes! It’s great having you on the dance floor, my friend!

  3. I hadn’t heard of Bobby Bones, and I’m surprised now. Well, I don’t even have a Chick Fil-A or a Hobby Lobby where I live in upstate New York but I always seek out Chick Fil-A when I’m on the road. So…yes, I enjoyed these songs! Hobby Lobby Bobby has a good voice!

  4. The Chick-fil-A tune is a hoot. I love Chick-fil-A and the closest one to us is an hour away. And their summer peach milk shakes… ! I have never heard of Bobby Bones… I enjoyed your review and the tunes! Hobby Lobby Bobby… LOL!
    Sammy is definitely Awww worthy!

    1. We have one 30 minutes away,it has been there a few years and I have never tried it, I should. Sammy thanks you. XO

  5. I’ve heard of and heard Bobby Bones but I didn’t know he was also an author. Of course I don’t usually read memoirs or self-help books. He sounds like a man who’s had an interesting life. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  6. I only discovered Bobby Bones a few years ago after my husband started working nights. I’d wake up with the radio still on (he always turned it off) and hear what was not the morning show I remembered. He – and his entire crew – are great.

    My roundup!

  7. Mom says no worries, she never heard of him either, but his music was a lot of fun.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. guyz…..we will hafta chex thiz out when de FSG getz home N we can heer
    SOUND !!

  9. Hobby Lobby is another place that doesn’t open on Sunday. Chick-Fil-A will under some circumstances, like during Florence when everyone was evacuating the coast. As I’ve said, they realize that there are times when keeping the Lord’s Day holy involves feeding His people.

  10. The mom never heard of Bobby Bones either…until this last season of American Idol. He was one of the mentors. Yeah, the mom watches AI. Thanks for telling us about his books.

  11. Actually, I’d never heard of Bobby Bones until now. He sounds very inspiring, and I’ll certainly be checking out his book. Thank you for always sharing such inspiring reads!

  12. I’d never heard of him until your post. He has a good voice. The Chik-fil-a song was hysterical. When I have some free time (when I’m dead?) I will check into his books. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  13. I’d never heard of this guy before. Some of our lives are just so much harder than others – and it seems like the same people are fighting over and over again – one thing piled on top of another. So hard to keep a positive attitude through that – and it sounds like he did!

  14. I had never heard of Bobby Bones before reading about him on the Dancing With The Stars website, so my head’s been in the litter box, too! But those songs – even the titles -sure are funny!

  15. Hey, I know of Bobby Bones! I couldn’t believe it when I began reading your post and I thought, “Is she talking about the same Bobby Bones??” Yeah, I have been in Austin since 1991 and his early radio career is where I ended my radio career, at Clear Channel radio. I worked for the Classic Rock station (KPEZ Z102) from 1991-1994 and he worked for the Clear Channel sister station KHFI here in Austin, i think back in 2001. When I was at Clear Channel here, KHFI was a Top 40 station. I well remember the Bobby Bones Show in the mornings around here.
    I didn’t follow him though and I had no idea he had syndicated (very cool) or that he did those funny novelty songs (I LOVE his Chick-Fil-A (But It’s Sunday) song! — I was always irritated that Chick Fil A wasn’t open on Sundays; that and Hobby Lobby, of all things, and he did a song about that too! haha Love them waffle fries!

    I also didn’t realize he was a philanthropist. Good for him! That’s awesome. No clue that he had some books out too so thanks for the info on that!

    I enjoyed your post.
    Have a great weekend,

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. That is such a cool story. It makes sense that you have a music blog knowing that you were a dj :)I hope you have a nice weekend!

  16. I only recently discovered Bobby Bones when I saw an interview he did with Carrie Underwood about her fall and subsequent stitches – loved the videos you shared! And the book sounds intriguing! 🙂 Hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

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