The Hot Country Knights—a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley—announced their debut album, The K Is Silent, will drop on May 1.
The 10-song offering, which was produced by Dierks, features collaborations with Travis Tritt on “Pick Her Up” and Terri Clark on “You Make It Hard.” Dierks co-wrote five songs on the upcoming album, while songwriters Jim Beavers, Brett Beavers, Jon Randall, Brett Tyler and Jon Nite co-penned multiple tracks.
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.
“We were out on the road singing a lot of other people’s hits, and we called them ‘Greatest Hits’ because by us singing them, it actually made them great,” Doug Douglason says. “But this is a step beyond our Greatest Hits. This is all original material, and it’s the best stuff to come out of Nashville from a man band in several decades.”
The band 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 additional 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 K Is Silent Track Listing & Songwriters
- “Hot Country Knights” – Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Cassady Feasby, Ben Helson, Dan Hochhalter, Chase McGill, Steve Misamore, Jon Nite, Jon Randall, Tim Sergent, Brett Tyler and Dierks Bentley
- “Pick Her Up” (Featuring Travis Tritt) – Dierks Bentley, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers
- “Asphalt” – Jim Beavers, Jon Nite and Brett Tyler
- “Moose Knuckle Shuffle” Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Buddy Brock, Dan Hochalter, Chase McGill, Zach Turner and Brett Tyler
- “Then It Rained” – Brett Beavers, Jon Nite and Jon Randall
- “Wrangler Danger” – Dierks Bentley, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers
- “Mull It Over” – Dierks Bentley, Jim Beavers and Jon Randall
- “Kings Of Neon” – Dierks Bentley, Brett Beavers and Chase McGill
- “You Make It Hard” (Featuring Terri Clark) – Dierks Bentley, Brett Beaver, Jim Beavers, Mary Hilliard Harrington, Jon Randall and Luke Wooten
- “The USA Begins With US” – Dierks Bentley, Brett Beavers and Jim Beavers
photo courtesy UMG Nashville