Hot Country Knights Announce “One Knight Stand Tour” & Drop Cheeky New Video for “Asphalt” [Watch]

Hot Country Knights Announce “One Knight Stand Tour” & Drop Cheeky New Video for “Asphalt” [Watch]

The Hot Country Knights—a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley—announced they will hit the road for their One Knight Stand Tour this spring. The 13-date tour kicks off on April 7 in San Diego, making additonal stops in L.A., Boston, Atlanta, Nashville and more. Hannah Dasher, Tenille Townes, Rachel Wammack and Lainey Wilson will provide support during various stops.

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 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.

“The Knights started as a live band playing at a little place called Teasers on ‘Two for Tuesdays,’ and they just couldn’t get enough of us down there in Murfreesboro,” says Doug Douglason. “We’ve got a little money now, so Barry did some work on the van. We got a few little outstanding legal issues handled so we are free and clear to cross state lines again. Yeah baby, the Knights are riding again!”

Tickets go on sale on Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. local time, with pre-sale for Citi cardmembers beginning on Feb.4 at 10 a.m. local time.

The band’s debut single, “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 released their second song, “Asphalt,” on Jan. 31. Watch the cheeky new video below.

One Knight Stand Tour

April 7 | San Diego, CA | House of Blues
April 8 | Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern
April 9 | San Francisco, CA | The Regency Ballroom
April 16 | Chicago, IL | Joe’s Sports Bar
April 17 | Rosemont, IL | Joe’s Live
April 18 | Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak Theatre
April 20 | Washington DC | 9:30 Club
April 21 | Brooklyn, NY | Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 22 | Boston, MA | House of Blues
April 24 | Atlanta, GA | Buckhead Theatre
April 25 | Talladega, AL | Talladega Superspeedway
April 29 | Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium

photo by Universal Music Group Nashville

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter