Celebrate the Heart of Country, Americana, and Roots Music!

Drop Us A Line, Y'all

Y'all interested in advertising, partnering up, contributing stories, joining our team, or just got a question? Well, don't be shy, drop us a line!

Follow Us

National Geographic’s Outback Wrangler Chris Wilson Died in Helicopter Crash

Star of National Geographic's Outback Wrangler Chris Wilson Killed in Helicopter Crash
by

The cast members of National Geographic’s Outback Wrangler are mourning for the death of “their best friend and highly respected colleague,” Chris Wilson. Wilson passed on when the helicopter he was riding crashed in a remote spot of Australia’s Northern Territory.

On Monday, Northern Territory Police, Fire, and Emergency Services received a report on an aircraft crash no later than 11 am. Police were called to the crash site on King River; however, it took them hours by boat to make it through the location.

When they arrived during the night, the authorities confirmed Wilson’s death while his 28-year-old companion was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital. He was later transported to Brisbane in critical condition.

The Fordham Company, the producer of Outback Wrangler, has confirmed the awful incident. 

Chris Wilson’s Life Of Action And Adventure

On the show, Chris Wilson was often seen traveling through remote areas. He described himself as a “crocodile wrangler” and “outback adventurer” on his Instagram page.

Outback Wrangler is a wildlife show where members fly by helicopter, travel by airboats, and other adventurous vehicles to secluded places in their endeavor of tracking down, capturing, and relocating a diverse range of dangerous animals. It is hosted by an Australian helicopter pilot and animal rescuer Matt Wright, who is “absolutely devastated” by the tragic accident. The two had even flown for miles just to lend a four-meter crocodile a helping hand. They traveled all the way to Indonesia to help get rid of a tire stuck around the crocodile’s neck.

Chris Wilson is survived by his wife Danielle and two little boys, Ted and Austin. He was 34. Meanwhile, Wright and his team are working with the authorities to investigate what caused this devastating tragedy.

Latest Stories

Aaron Neville + The Grand Tour

Aaron Neville Puts his Own Spin into George Jones’ “The Grand Tour”

With a touch of rhythm and blues, Aaron Neville released a remake of George Jones’ country single “The Grand Tour” on April 20, 1993. It was the 12th track to ...

Jimmie Davis + Suppertime

Jimmie Davis’ “Suppertime” featuring Anita Kerr is a Gospel Song of Solace 

Rising to prominence in the 1930s, Jimmie Davis is one of the influential icons who popularized country music beyond the Southern audience. With his single “Suppertime,” he has once again ...

George Jones + Wings of a Dove

George Jones’ Remake of “Wings of a Dove” Can Lift You Up 

The Rolls-Royce of Country Music, George Jones, released his version of the country song “Wings of a Dove” in 1962 with a bluesy touch and a more upbeat country sound ...

Skeeter Davis and Bobby Bare + A Dear John Letter

Skeeter Davis and Bobby Bare’s Rendition of “A Dear John Letter” 

There’s nothing more painful than a girlfriend breaking up with you miles away while you are fighting in a war. Imagine the bittersweet feeling and agony that it will lead ...

Doug Kershaw + Louisiana Man

Learn about Doug Kershaw’s Life Story in his Single “Louisiana Man”

Louisiana fiddle superstar Doug Kershaw prides himself on his humble beginnings and heritage in the song “Louisiana Man.” Doug wrote himself an autobiographical song while he was fulfilling his military ...

Hank Locklin + Please Help Me, I'm Falling

Listen To Hank Locklin’s Original Version Of “Please Help Me, I’m Falling”

Songwriters Don Robertson and Hal Blair wrote a song titled “Please Help Me, I’m Falling” back in 1960, and the crystal-clear tenor voice of Hank Locklin first recorded it. He ...

Eddy Arnold + I Really Don't Want To Know

Eddy Arnold Took “I Really Don’t Want to Know” To Number One In Country

In 1953, Howard Barnes, a popular English lyricist, wrote the song “I Really Don’t Want to Know” along with songwriter and pianist Don Robertson. Since it was published, it has ...

Top 30 Country Songs This Week

Top 30 Country Songs This Week

Check out this week’s most popular hit country music with our top 30 country songs of 2024. Stay up-to-date with the latest hits that everyone is talking about. The Top ...

Charley Pride + Did You Think to Pray

Did You Think to Pray?: A Timeless Gospel Song by Charley Pride

In 1971, Charley Pride took a big step in his career when he released his first gospel song, “Did You Think to Pray,” as part of his album of the ...

Alabama + Tennessee River

“Tennessee River”: The Song That Launched Alabama’s Country Reign

In 1980, the American country music band Alabama released the chart-topping song titled “Tennessee River” as part of their album, My Home’s in Alabama. Upon the song’s release, it immediately ...