Bo Bice is one of America’s most popular modern day southern rock singers. His epic run on American Idol as runner-up to Carrie Underwood in 2005 is still one of the most watched seasons in the show’s history. As a proud member of the A.I. family Bo was humbled when asked by the producers of American Idol to join other top alumni on the finale to help close the 1st chapter of the show’s 15 season run as America’s top talent producing format.
From 2013-2018 Bo became the 1st vocalist since David Clayton Thomas to front the legendary Rock/Jazz/Horn group Blood Sweat & Tears through a NEW ERA of their 50+ years of performing. Bo Bice and BS&T traveled from Australia, Indonesia, Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada & coast to coast around the US performing at some of the worlds top music festivals and venues as they circled the globe on 3 separate World Tours while covering the USA.
Bo has received many awards over his 25 year career. As a Native of Alabama, being inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and having Governor Bob Riley declare May, 24th Bo Bice day were among the greatest honors of his career. Bo was also awarded for his contribution to his country by President George W. Bush at The White House in 2009 for his multiple trips to perform for US Service Members at home and abroad (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Guantanamo Bay).
Other accomplishments include: VH1 ”BIG IN 2005”, MTV “BEST REALITY SHOW CONTESTANTS” 2005 and a string of 3 Gold Albums from his contribution to the Idols 2005 compilation CD, his single “Vehicle” and for his Debut CD “The Real Thing” recorded with Clive Davis/RCA Records.
Bo has recorded and performed with such greats as Jim Peterik/Ides Of March, Richie Sambora/Bon Jovi, Chad Kroeger/Nickelback, Hank Williams Jr, Willie Nelson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Phish, Marshall Tucker just to name a few. He has recorded duets with Carlos Santana “Brown Skin Girl” 2005, Joe Diffie “Willin” 2008, Robin Meade “Right Here Waiting” in 2015, he also recorded with his friend and fellow Idol Alum Jessica Meuse “Without You” in 2017. Bo sang the title track to the 2007 movie “Blades Of Glory” with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, plus he was featured in the music video that was showcased in the closing credits of the film.
Along with assisting in educating the world on the opioid crisis through his music and philanthropy, Bo has teamed up with UAB, The Tunes For Tripp Foundation and the community of Birmingham, AL to help bring awareness, education and to help provide Narcan to everyone who suffers from the disease of addiction, while at the same time connecting the health and wellness experts in the medical field to proper research, education along with statistics and
experience through his Keynote speaking engagements. Over the past 15 years Bo has formed relationships in the International Cannabis Community and medical arena that continue to breakdown the stigma of the Medical Marijuana community by articulating the benefits of cannabis in medicine, textiles, bio-fuels, agriculture and other overlooked aspects of this miracle plant to Dr’s and Healthcare Providers to assist in patient care.
Currently Bo performs on the road doing “Symphony Engagements” where he is performing from the Blood, Sweat & Tears catalogue, Acoustic “Storyteller” shows and also still performs with his band when not lighting up the stage with The Ides Of March and friends in support of their NEW 55th ANNIVERSARY STUDIO Release called The Ides Of March “Play On” that features fellow artists like Joe Bonamassa, Mark Farner, Mindi Abair, Cathy Richardson and
more who all performed on the record. Bo & longtime friend Jim Peterik wrote the track “Love Or Something Like It” that is on the project as well.