A year ago, Bobby Bones hinted that his band, The Raging Idiots would soon possibly be an actual professional band with an actual recording contract. Well, it’s a done deal. Black River Entertainment CEO Gordon Kerr and Vice President of Publishing Celia Froehlig announce the signing of The Raging Idiots, comprised of Bobby Bones and Producer Eddie, to Black River Entertainment today.
“Bobby Bones and Producer Eddie are unique comedic individuals,” said Kerr. “The light-hearted songs and comedy bits by the Raging Idiots not only entertain people but, through the charity aspects of their shows, actually help make a difference in people’s lives. We look forward to sharing some laughs and changing some lives together.”
The relationship between the duo and Black River Entertainment began back in August of 2013. New to Nashville, The Raging Idiots recorded their charity album benefitting 30Abes, Charity Hilarity, in Black River Entertainment’s Ronnie’s Place Studio.
“It’s the best fit. Black River is such a creative place to be,” said Bobby. “We did our first charity album here and Black River gave us the studios for free. It was just, ‘Here use the studio, do good and also be funny.’ “We still want to do good and we still want to be funny. It started so great, so we figured let’s go along for the ride, together.”
Bobby and Eddie’s history dates back more than 10 years originating from their working together in television, on stage, and ultimately now radio. Throughout that time, Bobby and Eddie would collaborate on funny songs, often playing them on the air. In 2013, after the Bobby Bones Show moved to Nashville they were asked to perform at a charity event resulting in the first official public performance as The Raging Idiots. Soon after, The Raging Idiots decided to do one more one show for charity in Wichita, KS. When that show sold over 3,000 tickets it only increased their drive to continue to use humor and music to help communities. Since then, The Raging Idiots have performed nearly 40 charity shows and have raised more than $800,000 all benefitting local animal charities.