Garth Brooks, through his music, has narrated decades of our pop culture. Now, he’ll tell the stories of this country’s incredible national parks.
On Tuesday, National Geographic Network revealed its upcoming slate of shows for the 2021-22 season. National Parks is the headliner. Country superstar Garth Brooks will narrate a series exploring 10 locations. He’s also an executive producer for the series.
“Our National Parks are truly an amazing gift,” Garth Brooks said. “The land is what defines us. The land is what tells the American story. It is such an honor and I’m so excited to be a part of this series – a series that celebrates all our heritage.”
Garth Brooks wasn’t the only big name attached to a new National Geographic project. Rob Lowe will host a pop culture show focusing on the 1980s. Meanwhile, the network announced the new scripted series called The Hot Zone: Anthrax. The show stars Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn and is the follow-up to The Hot Zone.
National Geographic network officials said the series will use the newest technology to showcase the country’s “homegrown beauty.” It described the series as giving “viewers an up-close and personal feel of the most spectacular vistas and wildlife over 10 spectacular locations across the country.”
Moreover, “from east to west and north to south, this series will awaken the sense of wonder and exploration in everyone.”
Garth Brooks and Series Has Incredible Parks to Explore
Think about all the incredible parks Garth Brooks and National Geographic can highlight. Yellowstone was the country’s first national park. Maybe the series will visit Alaska. There are millions of acres, including parks at Lake Clark, Glacier Bay, Katmai, and Denali.
There are six national parks in Oklahoma, the state where Garth Brooks grew up. So maybe the series will show viewers the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail to the Chickasaw National Recreation Area.
Janet Han Vissering, National Geographic vice president of production and development, called the series a “celebration.” As in a celebration of the “natural wonder and power of nature in our backyard” with the marvelous voice of Garth Brooks.
“From iconic places to secret gems, this series will open the gateways for all to explore the breadth of the beauty and tranquility,” she said.
IMDB.com lists eight producing credits for Garth Brooks. Six of them are for his concert specials. So the country superstar definitely is broadening his talents.