Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights Release First Single, “Pick Her Up,” Featuring Travis Tritt [Listen]

Dierks Bentley’s Hot Country Knights Release First Single, “Pick Her Up,” Featuring Travis Tritt [Listen]

The Hot Country Knights—a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley—announced their first single, “Pick Her Up,” which features Travis Tritt.

Penned by Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers and Dierks Bentley, “Pick Her Up” will impact country radio on Feb. 3.

In January, the band signed a recording contract with Universal Music Group Nashville, which is Dierks’ longtime label partner. The Hot Country Knights are comprised of Dierks’ road band, performing ’90s-esque country tunes while donning aliases, mullet wigs and over-the-top attire from the era.

“The sound behind ‘Pick Her Up’ is Hot Country Knights 101 . . . it’s so hot that I have advised the radio promotion department at UMG to wear oven mitts when delivering it to country radio,” said lead singer Doug Douglason. “Travis is an old buddy of ours . . . we go way back and everybody knows when you need a hit . . . you call Tritt. We appreciate his support and all our friends in the biz that are coming together right now to help us finally get our shot.”

The Hot Country Knights feature lead singer Douglas “Doug” Douglason, lead bass player Trevor Travis, lead guitarist Marty Ray “Rayro” Roburn, fiddle player Terotej “Terry” Dvoraczekynski, steel guitarist Barry Van Ricky and percussionist Monte Montgomery.

Listen to “Pick Her Up” here.

“Pick Her Up”

So you finally got the nerve to ask that little girl
You been diggin’ on if she wants to go out
She said yes now you’re wantin’ to impress
But you ain’t got no Casanova know-how
You ain’t gotta read a book to get her on the hook
She’s a country baby through and through
If you wanna do her right on a Saturday night
This is all you gotta do

Pick her up in a pickup truck
Take her out to a honky tonk
Turn an ice-cold longneck up
Dance around to an old jukebox
If you really wanna rock the world
Of a pretty little country girl
Just remember when you pick her up
Pick her up in a pickup truck

Yeah buddy she ain’t got no use for a B.M.W.
Or wine from a hundred-dollar bottle
She’d rather bounce around on the outskirts of town
Shotgunnin’ in a muddy Silverado
If you’re gonna have chance at closin’ time romance
Flip the switch on her neon heart
Don’t forget the first step ‘fore you get to two-step
Is knowin’ right where to start

Pick her up in a pickup truck
Take her out to a honky tonk
Turn an ice-cold longneck up
Dance around to an old jukebox
If you really wanna rock the world
Of a pretty little country girl
Just remember when you pick her up
Pick her up in a pickup truck

She wants to party and paint the town
Kick up her boots to a country sound
Come on buddy, don’t let us down

Pick her up in a pickup truck
Take her out to a honky tonk
Turn an ice-cold longneck up
Dance around to an old jukebox
If you really wanna rock the world
Of a pretty little country girl
Just remember when you pick her up
Pick her up in a pickup truck

Ya might even make her fall in love
Pick her up in a pickup truck

photo courtesy Universal Music Group Nashville

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington