Bobby Bones, John Schneider Join ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Popular country music radio personality Bobby Bones is set to show off his dancing moves later this month, as he's been tapped to compete in the new season of hit reality show Dancing With the Stars.
Bones will be joining actor/country musician John Schneider, best known for his iconic starring role in TV's The Dukes of Hazzard.
The two also will be part of a cast of also-announced contestants Nancy McKeon, Mary Lou Retton, Alexis Ren, DeMarcus Ware and Danelle Umstead in the upcoming season, which kicks off Sept. 24 on ABC. There are still a few more contenders to be added to the slate: The full cast will be revealed on Good Morning America on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
This isn't Bones' first foray into reality TV, as he served as a mentor on this year's first season of ABC's re-tooled American Idol. According to Variety, Bones' successful turn on the show had him hankering for more television work: "If I didn't want that, I'd be lying," he told the outlet.
Bones has already carved out a significant place in Nashville, with Forbes naming him “the most powerful man in country music” in 2017.
Schneider has been weathering a difficult 2018, having served a brief stint in a Los Angeles jail in June due to unpaid alimony to his ex-wife. The 58-year-old star has an impressive musical catalog dating back to 1981, and is currently working on an opus of 52 songs titled Odyssey.
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