Bobby Bones Lands 16-Part Series On Nat Geo
Bobby Bones has landed yet another impressive gig to add to his ever-growing résumé. The national radio personality, best-selling author…
Bobby Bones; Photo by Taylor Kelly
Bobby Bones has landed yet another impressive gig to add to his ever-growing résumé.
The national radio personality, best-selling author and American Idol in-house mentor has been tapped for a 16-part series on Nat Geo.
Dubbed Breaking Bobby Bones, the travel/adventure show stars Bones, who will make his way to various destinations around the country to highlight people with “unique jobs, skills, hobbies and abilities.” During each half-hour episode, the Arkansas native will live up to his mantra “Fight. Grind. Repeat.” as he is challenged to learn the tricks of their trades.
The show is described by Nat Geo as an “action-packed celebration of resilient Americans who work hard, play hard and above all take pride in everything they do.”
Breaking Bobby Bones is one of nine new shows announced across the cable network’s two channels.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.