Garth Brooks & Dr. Jill Biden Team Up For NatGeo Docuseries ‘America’s National Parks’

Country megastar Garth Brooks has found a new use for his talented voice. In addition to recording his award-winning music, he’s also serving as the executive producer and narrator of a new National Geographic docuseries about America’s National Parks. Nature…

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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Country megastar Garth Brooks has found a new use for his talented voice. In addition to recording his award-winning music, he’s also serving as the executive producer and narrator of a new National Geographic docuseries about America’s National Parks. Nature isn’t the only partnership Brooks will have on this journey though. The series will also feature the First Lady of the United States, Dr. Jill Biden

In the teaser for the five-part documentary titled America’s National Parks, viewers can hear Brooks narrating a scene from the premiere episode that focuses on a mountain lion and her cub trying to survive the snowy season in the Grand Canyon.

“The Grand Canyon, a chasm 277 miles long. Even in winter, what appears barren supports life. A female mountain lion shelters from the cold with her 8-month-old daughter. She can’t rest for long with an extra mouth to feed. Finding food is tough at the best of times, but a good hunt can provide for a week or more,” the singer explains in the clip.

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The synopsis of the Nat Geo series reads, “The audience will experience North America’s natural wonders with its iconic wildlife as you have never seen them before. Strong story telling let the audience discover the fascinating interactions in wild habitats they thought they were familiar with.”

Dr. Biden will introduce each part of the series with a PSA reminding active service members and Gold Star families that they receive free entry into all national parks in the US. 

“America’s national parks are full of unrivaled natural beauty, geological wonders, cultural history and amazing wildlife. Each national park connects people to a piece of the American story — who we are and where we came from,” Dr. Biden states in a clip shared by National Geographic.

She continues to say, “With at least one national park in every state, all Americans can enjoy them. Some are close to home, [and] others require a little more planning and travel, but however far you choose to go, national parks connect us to the wonder and renewal of nature, helping us discover more about our country and ourselves. America’s national parks belong to all of us, so I encourage everyone to go out and enjoy them.”

Explore the diversity of America’s National Parks with Brooks through breathtaking, in-depth views of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Big Bend, Badlands, and the Hawaii Volcanoes. Remote camera traps, macrophotography, long-lens cinematography, and high-resolution drone technology will capture the true reality of these stunning parks and the wildlife residing in their natural habitats. 

The debut of the miniseries produced by Wildstar Films will coincide with National Geographic’s new annual event, America’s National Parks Week. Spanning from Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2, viewers can catch new or original programming each day. 

Beginning on August 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the documentary will air over five consecutive nights on National Geographic. Then as of August 31, each episode will be available to stream on Disney+.

The “Friends In Low Places” singer recently finished up the US leg of his stadium tour in Houston, TX. Following the conclusion of the Nat Geo series, Brooks will bring his show back to Dublin, Ireland for five sold-out dates in September. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her master’s degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Music Mayhem, she has been published in American Songwriter, Country Now, and Holler.Country. When she’s not attending a concert or adding new country music to her playlist, O’Connell spends her time dancing in the studio and traveling with her family.

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