It’s Pimpin Joy Week on The Bobby Bones Show, and we can’t help but be completely on board with this cause.
“Pimpin Joy” is a movement started by the nationally syndicated morning show that encourages reaching out and doing for others by spreading joy, even when your own life may be void of the very thing you’re sharing. More specifically, show co-host Amy brought the message to the program when her mother was battling cancer, and during the lowest points, her mom still decided to live a contagiously joyous life.
Now, the movement has become a full-fledged charity campaign, seeking to raise funds for a variety of organizations, including St. Jude, Musicians on Call, and Teem Haiti, all the while putting smiles on faces of those not directly involved or impacted by these philanthropies. To raise more funds and awareness, The Bobby Bones Show dedicates one week a year to pimpin as much joy as possible, inviting a myriad of country music artists into the WSIX studio to celebrate and perform, in order to encourage cheer around the country.
We decided to help promote the week’s festivities by sharing some of our favorite past years’ performances to show the beauty of this movement and the many artists who are willing to help spread joy. We hope each of these performances brings you happiness like they have done for us.
In alphabetical order by artist’s first name
Brett Eldredge Medley
Brett Eldredge lent his swoon-worthy vocals to a variety of songs, including a Bruno Mars cover, in this 2014 performance.
Jake Owen “Green Bananas”
Jake Owen simultaneously broke and touched our hearts with this song about cherishing each moment of your today without worrying too much about your tomorrows.
Jo Dee Messina “Heads Carolina, Tails California”
Country music superstar Jo Dee Messina swung by the show in 2014 to perform her first single, “Heads Carolina, Tails California”, which, appropriately, catapulted her on to the map.
Sheryl Crow “Picture”/”If It Makes You Happy”
Crossover sensation Sheryl Crow mashed up her songs “Picture” (with Kid Rock) and “If It Makes You Happy” when she came to pimp some joy a couple of years ago.
Tyler Farr “I Hope I Don’t Live to See That Day”
Tyler Farr crooned about the important things in our country that would be devastating losses if they ever become things of the past.
Walker Hayes “Judy Be Pimpin’ Joy”
The hilarious Walker Hayes stopped at the show (albeit not during Pimpin Joy Week) to sing an original song dedicated to the special movement.
BONUS: Natalie Stovall “Amazing Grace”
Natalie Stovall and the Drive made its return to The Bobby Bones Show‘s Pimpin Joy Week this morning, and during the stop Natalie performed this hymn. It blew us away and has been the talk of WSIX all day, so as a bonus video, we share with you the first time Natalie sang “Amazing Grace” on the show and stopped everyone’s breaths.
***Tune into The Bobby Bones Show all week to hear guest performances by some of country music’s most adored artists***