Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots Release “Opening Act”
Radio and television personality Bobby Bones released a new track, “Opening Act,” with his band, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots today.
Bones wrote the upbeat, light-hearted song with Raging Idiots member Eddie Garcia and emerging artist Brandon Ray. Country stars Lainey Wilson and Jordan Davis also co-wrote the song and both are featured on the track as well.
Bobby Bones & the Raging Idiots first debuted the song as an opener for country legend and one of Bones’ favorite artists, Garth Brooks. The track is an anthem for opening acts everywhere with Bones, Wilson, and Davis having a laugh about their own experiences paying their dues as concert openers. The lyrics poke fun at how opening acts often feel with lines including, “Nobody cares about the opening act/ You don’t know a single song that they play/ Your only wish is that they get off stage/ They said sing along and no one sang/ It’s true, it’s true, it’s true/ Nobody cares about us, cause we’re the opening act.”
Bones shared his inspiration for the song, explaining, “Playing with the Raging Idiots, we always want to make people laugh and put on a really entertaining show. When you’re the opening act, there are always people who are just there for the opener so I wanted to write a funny song about that experience. The first time we played this song was when we opened for Garth Brooks, so it was pretty fitting.”