Bobby Bones and Fiancée Caitlin Parker To Appear On ‘Running Wild With Bear Grylls’

“We’ve accepted his challenge.” Bones revealed.


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January 23, 2021


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Bobby Bones, Caitlin Parker

Bobby Bones and his soon-to-be wife, Caitlin Parker, will put their outdoor skills to the test on an upcoming episode of National Geographic’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

Bones revealed the news on Friday morning (Jan. 23) when surprise guest Bear Grylls called into The Bobby Bones Show

“Bear Grylls has reached out and asked Caitlin and I to do it together,” the multi-media personality shared.

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Bones previously appeared on the Nat Geo show in early 2020. At the time, he vowed to never put himself through that kind of experience again but quickly changed his mind when Grylls reached back out. 

“Listen, after I went on the first trip, I thought, ‘well that was fun I will never do that again.’ [I] loved Bear, didn’t love the cliffs I had to go down and some of those crazy experiences,” Bones explained,  “But Bear reached out and said, ‘would you guys do it together?’ Caitlin’s not a TV person, but she also is an athlete and loves adventure so we’ve accepted his challenge.” 

Bones and Parker are taping their episode of Running Wild this weekend and Bones says he’s not sure if he’s ready for what’s to come. This will be the couple’s first television appearance together. 


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“Caitlin is going to dominate me in the wild. I already feel it,” he quipped. 

“This is taking it up a level, be ready,” Grylls warned. “Be ready.” 

Bones’ episode of Running Wild was the highest-rated episode of last season. It is currently available to stream on Disney+. 

Fans can also catch Bones on the upcoming season of American Idol, where he’ll return as the show’s in-hour mentor. The season premiere of American Idol will air on Sunday, February 14 at 8/7c on ABC. 

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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.