Nat Geo Sets Premiere Date For ‘Breaking Bobby Bones’ — Watch the Trailer

Bones’ ‘Fight. Grind. Repeat.’ mantra gets put to the test.


Lauren Jo Black

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February 9, 2021


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Bobby Bones; Photo by Taylor Kelly

Bobby Bones and National Geographic are giving fans a sneak peek of Bones’ much anticipated new 16-part series, Breaking Bobby Bones, ahead of the show’s May 31 premiere. 

The new unscripted series finds the multi-media personality challenging himself both mentally and physically in various locations around the country. From dangling over the Grand Canyon 4,000 feet above the Colorado River to playing para sled hockey in Denver with a veteran who lost his legs while on deployment, Bones pushes himself to his limits while getting to know everyday heroes who have extraordinary jobs, hobbies and abilities. Throughout each episode, Bones lives a day in their lives and attempts to learn the tricks for their trades while also highlighting the various challenges they’ve had to overcome along the way. 

The just-released Breaking Bobby Bones show trailer offers a taste of what’s to come on Breaking Bobby Bones

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“I love connecting with real, hard-working Americans to hear their stories of dedication, survival and how they turn their challenges into extraordinary opportunities,” says Bobby Bones. “As someone from a small town who grew up in a trailer park, I’m always striving to do whatever it takes to never lose touch and meeting with each person has been nothing short of inspiring.”

“I am a longtime listener and huge personal fan of Bobby’s, so I couldn’t be happier that Nat Geo is the home for this fun, adventure-filled, inspiring series that celebrates Americans who work hard and take pride in everything they do,” says Courteney Monroe, president, Content, National Geographic. “Bobby’s enthusiasm is infectious and the authentic connections he builds with the people he meets touches the hearts of every one of them and will do the same for our viewers.”

“Bobby Bones personifies the resilience of the American spirit. He has a proven ability to connect with audiences in a truly genuine way. We are passionate about producing a series with heart that celebrates unsung heroes and committed to our long-standing partnership with National Geographic based on the Emmy-winning ‘Life Below Zero’ franchise, which has been going strong for nearly a decade on the network,” says Valerie Bruce, general manager of BBC Studios, Los Angeles Productions.

Breaking Bobby Bones premieres Monday, May 31 at 10/9c with two back-to-back episodes, then moves to Sundays at 10/9c with two new episodes premiering each week.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.