Kristy Lee Cook has definitely taken one of the oddest routes of “Idol” alums by hosting a hunting show “Goin’ Country” on Versus Channel. It’s been around for a year and MJ noticed she is still doing so. Blake Lewis has guested before. Now it’s Bo Bice’s turn to see if he can bag a deer!
It airs Sunday at noon. I have Bo’s cel number so I just called him. He answered!
“We filmed it awhile back,” Bice said today. “Kristy and I are friends. You know, the ‘Idol’ connection. I’m an avid hunter, fisherman and conservationist myself. She’s a really talented lady with a lot of hunting knowledge. I got to spend time with her parents. We had a good three or four days together.”
He says he knows some folks are not fans of hunting but said he’s there to “conserve the land for these animals so we can watch them grow. We provide sustenance to families. I got my first black-tailed deer there.”
Bice tries to go hunting at least once a year, be it quail, pheasant or duck. He will often go with his buddy Tommy Wilcox. “I love being in the woods,” he said. “How many mornings can you wake up and stand on top of a mountain looking across 40 to 50 miles of dew? You feel very small. Nobody is screaming at you. Nobody wants your autograph. Just you and God! That’s a pretty special feeling.”
“We stalked a bear while we were out there,” he added. “We had a lot of fun. I’ll probably go out with her again next year.”
Cook, Bice said, is tough. “If stuff is about to go down, I’d want her in my camp!”
Bice, in the meantime, is about to start his long-belated live “I Love the Road” project next month. Check his site www.bobice.com for updates.