Luke Bryan and Bobby Bones Ready To Make Dreams Come True On New Season Of ‘American Idol’

Luke Bryan and Bobby Bones are more than ready for the return of American Idol. The longtime friends and Idol…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 28, 2021


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Luke Bryan and Bobby Bones are more than ready for the return of American Idol.

The longtime friends and Idol cohorts open up about the forthcoming season in two new show previews ahead of the February 14 premiere. 

In the first clip, Bryan shares his favorite thing about his role on the show and reflects on the emotions he feels when discovering new talent. 

“You never know what’s gonna walk through that door,” Bryan says. “You get chill bumps all over your body when I’m at the judges’ table.”

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In a separate clip, in-house mentor, Bobby Bones, opens up about having the opportunity to work with the contestants one-on-one. 

“When someone goes out and performs better because I’ve been able to work with them and give them some piece of advice that I’ve learned along the way, it makes me feel so good about what we’re doing here at American Idol,” he shares. 

The multi-media personality goes on to explain that “making dreams come true” is what he loves about his role on the show. 

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American Idol will return for its fourth season at ABC on Sunday, February 14, 2021. The new season finds the show returning to full production and promises to be the best season yet. 

The upcoming season of American Idol will feature returning judges Bryan and Bones alongside returning judges Katy Perry and Lionel Richie and longtime host Ryan Seacrest.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.