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Garth Brooks to Narrate Nat Geo Docuseries 'National Parks'

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Disney-owned cable network Nat Geo has ordered a 10-part documentary series titled National Parks, with Garth Brooks onboard to narrate the stories behind some of America's most beautiful sights.

"National Parks is a celebration of the natural wonder and power of nature in our backyard. From iconic places to secret gems, this series will open the gateways for all to explore the breadth of the beauty and tranquility," said Janet Han Vissering, senior vice president of production and development for National Geographic (as quoted by Deadline). "We are proud to partner with Wildstar and their incredible breadth of talent to open a window into the very best wildlife and natural history programming, and to be narrated by none other than Garth Brooks."

Brooks is among the series' executive producers. Press materials from National Geographic laud the Oklahoma-born entertainer as a "voice of America."

"Our national parks are truly an amazing gift. The land is what defines us. The land is what tells the American story," the country music superstar adds in a press release. "It is such an honor and I'm so excited to be a part of this series - a series that celebrates all our heritage."

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Taste of Country reports that "viewers can expect to see 'intimate glimpses into the lives of the charismatic and intriguing animals that inhabit the parks' from the team behind Disneynature's Earth and Elephant Eden, as well as the BBC's Planet Earth and Frozen Planet."

Each episode of the docuseries will be shot with long lens cinematography, high-resolution drone technology and remote camera traps to offer an intimate look at America's national parks.

There's no premiere date yet for the series, which should hit the small screen sometime in 2022.

The news about Brooks' narrating gig comes as he's preparing to relaunch his stadium tour, beginning with a July 10 gig at Allegiance Stadium in Las Vegas that'd been postponed twice because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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