Bobby Bones among celebrities to join Season 27 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

He hosts. He writes. And now, he dances.

Bobby Bones, host of the Nashville-based country-radio format “Bobby Bones Show,” which is syndicated on more than 100 stations and has millions of listeners each weekday morning, announced on air this morning that he will be among the celebrities featured in Season 27 of “Dancing With the Stars.”

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Bobby Bones has been called “the most powerful man in country music.”

“What life is this????” Bones posted on Instagram under a photo of himself with partner Sharna Burgess.

This is not Bones’ first foray into Hollywood. The bestselling author and touring stand-up comedian has also served as an “American Idol” mentor and, most recently, as a judge on “2019 Miss America.”

Bones, who launched his career in Austin and still lives here part-time, has credited the city with leading to much of his success. Dancing With the Stars premieres Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. on ABC.

Kiss FM morning host: ‘They pulled the plug on us’

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Elvis Duran (Courtesy photo)

Austin radio station 96.7 Kiss FM has apparently dumped nationally syndicated morning host Elvis Duran.

“They pulled the plug on us,” New York-based Duran told one listener today on Twitter. A short time later, he told another fan, “They decided to take us off.”

Kiss FM is owned by San Antonio-based iHeartMedia. Company representatives didn’t immediately respond to a message from the American-Statesman seeking details on who will take over the morning shift permanently.

Duran’s name has already been removed from the list of DJs on the station’s website.

Duran made his Austin debut in 2013, replacing popular host Bobby Bones, who was tapped by iHeartMedia to helm a nationally syndicated morning show of his own. Bones’ show, which runs on dozens of country radio stations, is based out of Nashville, Tenn.

Bones can still be heard locally on KASE 101.

Kiss FM isn’t the only Austin station to make changes recently. Over at 93.3 KGSR, morning host Kelly Jordan departed late last year. A permanent replacement has yet to be named.

Majic 95.5 has altered its lineup, as well.