Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild Underway with "Biggest Season to Date"

By Charlie Steffens aka Gnarly Charlie, Writer/Photographer
Monday, September 8, 2008 @ 11:25 AM

- advertisement -
- advertisement -
In the great outdoors, rock n' roll's foremost hunter and hero, Ted Nugent, reigns supreme. With his hit Outdoor Channel hunting show, Ted Nugent Spirit of the Wild Ted has solidified himself as one of the most prominent and revered figures in outdoor culture. Through a combination of woodsman savvy, razor sharp wit and articulate musings on wilderness survival, he stands alone as a show host. In the midst of another successful summer of rock, Ted launched "Spirit of the Wild's" latest and greatest season on July 1.

The show has become a massive success on the wildly popular Outdoor Channel. The channel has more than 31 million subscribers, and it's available to more than 80 million homes. On-air and online, the Outdoor Channel is the hub for millions of folks passionate about all things outdoors. Airing three times a week, year-round, "Spirit of the Wild" is a landmark show for the network, and it's brought this folk culture to a whole new audience. At this year's annual Golden Moose Awards, Ted and his wife Shemane were voted, "Fan Favorite Show Hosts." "Spirit of the Wild" is also a four-time winner of the prestigious People's Choice Golden Moose Award. It's been the #1 hunting show on the Outdoor Channel for four years. However, as always with Ted, he's about to take things to the next level.

The latest season of "Spirit of the Wild" follows Ted and Shemane on hunting, fishing, trapping, off-roading and hiking expeditions across breathtaking landscapes alongside their children and assorted guests. The family dynamic is exuberant and explosive, and it's hard for viewers to change the channel. Unlike standard hunting programs, family values prove just as important for survival as a bow and arrow do. Says TED: "Celebrating a lifetime of hands-on conservation, the Nugent family's passion and genuine believability has brought not only legions of new, young viewers to the Outdoor Channel, but actually recruited them into gung-ho outdoors enthusiasts. The Nugent's Spirit of the Wild American Dream is America's dream TV show."

On stage, Ted wails and wins crowds over with his legendary guitar chops, but on television, it's his vibrant persona as a family man/sagely hunter that casts a spell on audiences. Ted feels at home in the wild, and "Spirit" proves that with an edgy style and up-close-and-personal episodes that delve into the heart of the wilderness. Breaking from the confines of typical 21st century comforts, Ted takes viewers on an unfiltered, unbridled and unfettered romp through his domain.

Beyond the realm of television, Ted's star has been burning brighter than ever. He celebrated his 6000th show in his hometown of Detroit at DTE Energy Music Theater on July 4. His 50th tour last summer brought the "Uncle Ted" experience to music lovers young and old across the United States and Europe with the same fire he's always brandished. As the Buffalo News raved of a Ted performance this summer: "...Detroit soul mixed with serious guitar muscle, plenty of grease and grit...all of it delivered with maximum volume and the sort of guitar-playing virtuosity that comes along only a few times per generation" (Jeff Miers, 8/11/08). In June, he dropped a live CD and DVD companion entitled Sweden Rocks via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Ted's sold over 35 million albums worldwide, and Sweden Rocks just ups the ante. His forthcoming book, Ted, White & Blue: The Nugent Manifesto, is due out October 6 via Regnery Publishing and can be pre-ordered at www.amazon.com. It features 10 chapters on how to fix America according to "Nuge."

As if being a guitar god and literary pundit weren't enough, Ted made his feature film debut on August 8 in the zany road trip comedy, Beer for My Horses—also starring Toby Keith, Claire Forlani, Rodney Carrington, Tom Skerritt and Willie Nelson.

Further adding to his television accolades, Ted recently popped up on significant segments of Criss Angel's A&E show "Mindfreak" and Anthony Bourdain's hit Travel Channel series "No Reservations." Bourdain made the trek down to Ted's Texas ranch to film a raucous episode of "No Reservations," and it was packed with grilling and guns. Meanwhile, Ted shot Criss Angel with an arrow during a daring "Mindfreak" stunt. Ted also appeared on the "Glenn Beck Program" on CNN Headline News where he was interviewed for a full hour show last Friday, August 29. From his T.V. presence and big screen debut to the impending release of his latest book, Ted remains a cultural force to be reckoned with.

Ted's unmistakable and unshakable "Spirit" shines through in everything he does, representing the future of outdoor programming!

For more information, visit: www.tednugent.com.

Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!




 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
CLUTCH Announce New 2019 Winter Tour Dates
WARKINGS Unleash "Sparta" Music Video
SWALLOW THE SUN Unveil New Album Details For When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light
STEEL PANTHER Announce First US Tour Dates Of 2019 With The "Heavy Metal Mardi Gras" Tour
EINDHOVEN METAL MEETING Reveals Band Running Order
THE GLORIOUS SONS Confirm 2019 U.S. Headline Tour
TYGERS OF PAN TANG Set To Release Hellbound Spellbound Live 1981
NEW YEARS DAY Stream New Song "Skeletons" From Forthcoming Album
JOE PERRY Debuts New Video For "Quake" Featuring GARY CHERONE
HARD ROCK HELL XIII Reveals Inital Bands For 2019
DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces "An Evening With" Acoustic Solo Tour
BULLETS AND OCTANE Release "When We Were Young" Single/Music Video
RED DRAGON CARTEL Announces North American Tour
AUGUST BURNS RED Releases Winter Wilderness EP
ARTILLERY Releases Video For Third Single, "Pain"
LACUNA COIL Releases 'Nothing Stands In Our Way' Book
KANE ROBERTS Set To Release The New Normal Solo Album
IRON MAIDEN Announce "Legacy Of The Beast" 2019 Dates
NORDIC NOISE Announces First Bands For 2019
A PERFECT CIRCLE Drop Gleefully Apocalyptic Video For "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish"
TRIPTYKON, ROADBURN Collaborate In The Completion Of CELTIC FROST's Unfinished Requiem
More MEGADETH Inaugural MEGACRUISE Details Revealed
QUIET RIOT Set To Release One Night in Milan Live Album
CRIMSON REIGN Debut '"The Darker Side Of Life" Video
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY Announces 2019 North American Headlining Tour
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE Premiere "The Old Me" Video
Ex-DOKKEN Supergroup Changes Band Name From SUPERSTROKE To THE END: machine
VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS Release Lyric Video For "Walk Away"
DEKO MUSIC Launches New Label With Specialty Vinyl Releases
TANTRIC Premieres Official "Letting Go" Music Video
RAVEN Set To Unleash New Live Album Screaming Murder Death From Above: Live in Aalborg
SLEEPKILLERS Drop Video For "Dirty Foot"
BILLYBIO (BIOHAZARD/POWERFLO) Set To Release Debut Solo Album, Feed The Fire
DREAM THEATER Unveil New Album Distance Over Time, 2019 North American Tour
LIKE A STORM Release New Video For "Pure Evil"
HOLLOW CRY Unleash New Track, "Procrastinated"
OZZY OSBOURNE Announces Tour Dates With MEGADETH
BILL HUDSON's NORTHTALE Unveil First Song "Shape Your Reality" From Upcoming Album
CELLAR DARLING Stream New Single, Video For "Insomnia"
METALWINGS Launch "For All Beyond" Video
BEDLEM, Featuring PAUL WANDTKE (ex-TRIVIUM), Releases Debut LP Back To Bedlem
MEKA NISM Premiere Music Video "Black Sky"
BLACK WATER RISING Premieres New Video For "World of Frustration"
HERMAN FRANK Set To Release Fight The Fear Album
AMON AMARTH Launches "Raise Your Horns" Live Video
"Burn In Hell" With DANKO JONES' New Track
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Release Surprise EP, Psalms
BUCKCHERRY Reveal First New Track in Over Three Years, "Head Like A Hole"
THE POWER OF THE RIFF's Final Lineup Announced
New Book, Long Live Queen: Rock Royalty Discuss Freddie, Brian, John & Roger, Out Now
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Debut New Music Video, Kick Off European Tour
GODSMACK Announce 2019 European Tour Dates
SEVENDUST Release Music Video For "Unforgiven"
TENGGER CAVALRY Frontman Curates Nomadic Metal Compilation, Sound of The Raging Steppe
SODOM Go "One Step Over The Line" With New Single, Video
WHITECHAPEL Set To Release New Album The Valley
AUGUST BURNS RED Confirm Winter 2019 Tour Dates
DUST BOLT Are Trapped In Chaos With New Album
More OZZFEST New Year's Eve Los Angeles Details Revealed
MAGNUM Announce New Live Album Live At The Symphony Hall
KAMELOT Announce 2019 North American Tour
ARCHITECTS Release "Modern Misery" Video
BEAST IN BLACK Unveil From Hell With Love"
THE MARYLAND DOOM FEST Confirms Its 2019 Full 5th Anniversary Lineup
FIGHT THE FURY Drop New Video "My Demons"
LAST UNION Featuring MIKE LEPOND, ULI KUSCH And JAMES LABRIE Reveal Twelve Album Details
AMBERIAN DAWN Premiere Video For "Cherish My Memory"
QUEENSYRCHE Unveil New Album The Verdict, Spring Tour
BRITISH LION Stream New Track “Spit Fire” Ahead Of November Tour
HAMMERFALL To Release Legacy Of Kings - 20 Year Anniversary Edition Boxset
STELLAR CIRCUITS Drops "Skylights" Video
GRANNY 4 BARREL Kick Off Tour With CKY
SOILWORK Release "Full Moon Shoals" Single, Video
NIGHTWISH Confirm Re-Issue End Of An Era Live Album
ASHES OF ARES Unleash "Let All Despair" Video
MARTY FRIEDMAN Reveals 2019 U.S Tour Dates
ACCEPT Reveal Live Video For "Symphony No. 40"
VOLBEAT To Release Live Album, Concert Film Let's Boogie! Live From Telia Parken
KISS Announces First "End Of The Road" Tour Dates
GIN ANNIE Set To Release Debut Album 100% Proof
SURF CITY BLITZ Reveals Band Performance Times, Motorcycle Event Times, Onsite Activities & More
JETBOY Are "Beating The Odds" With New Track Streaming
LORD OF THE LOST Reveal Confession (Live at Christuskirche) CD/DVD
WARKINGS Release Second Glorious Single "Hephaistos"
OPETH Announce LA Garden Of The Titans Film Screening
METAL ALLEGIANCE Confirm Their Annual Los Angeles January Metal Assault
Music Industry Veterans Look To Reward Fans, Sites, And Musicians With Revolutionary CNOTE
Canadian Rockers ONE Go All Or Nothing With New Album
STEVE VAI Unveils "Dark Matter" Video
CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS Streams Documentary Of WARREL DANE Recording Shadow Work
TED POLEY's Modern Art Album Gets Splatter Vinyl Issue
POWERWOLF Premiere Video For Title Track "The Sacrament Of Sin"
REPENTANCE Stream New Single, "Enter The Gallows"
ICE NINE KILLS Drop "Stabbing In The Dark" Video
STATIC-X Returns with Original Band Lineup, Announces New Album, World Tour For 20th Anniversary Of Debut Album, Wisconsin Death Trip
SIRENIA Launch Official Video For "Into The Night"
Artist VINCENT CASTIGLIA Documentary Bloodlines: The Art And Life Of Vincent Castiglia Out In November
STRIKER Go "Head First" With New Video
2019 ROCKSTOK Festival Announced
JINJER Releases New Single And Video For "Ape"
OZZFEST To Celebrate New Year's Eve In Los Angeles
LIKE A STORM Announce December Headline Tour
MAC SABBATH Debuts Meaty Marionette Music Video For "Sweet Beef"
JORN To Release 50 Years On Earth - The Anniversary Box Set
MYLES KENNEDY Releases The Great Beyond Video
STARBREAKER, Featuring TONY HARNELL And MAGNUS KARLSSON, Readies New Album Dysphoria
AFTERSHOK Unleash "Forever In Metal" Video
FATE DESTROYED Caution "We Fall" In New Music Video
INGLORIOUS Announce New Album Ride To Nowhere
DIRE PERIL Unleash "Blood In The Ice" Video
ARTILLERY Releases New Single, "Crossroads To Conspiracy"
BEAST IN BLACK Reveal New Album "From Hell With Love"
FRACTAL CYPHER's New Music Video Reaches "From The Above And To The Stars"
TENGGER CAVALRY Announce North American Tour
GHOST Reaches Into The Past For "Dance Macabre" Video
REVERENCE Announce Vengeance Is...Live Live Album
KATAKLYSM Release New Animated Video For “...And Then I Saw Blood”
ALL THAT REMAINS Guitarist OLI HERBERT Passes Away At 44
WAR OF THRONES Unleash "Say What" Video
JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE Returns To The UK For Four Special Shows


©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News