The Hot Country Knights—a band fronted by an incognito Dierks Bentley—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 country covers while donning mullet wigs and over-the-top attire from the era.
A press release from Universal makes no mention of Dierks, but it does quote his alter ego, Douglas (“Doug”) Douglason, who said: “Some artists out there tried to put the ‘O’ back in country, that was a thing for a while . . . but what it’s really missing is the ‘T.’ Country music has Low-T right now . . . it could use a pick me up, if you know what I mean. Those record label people over at Universal finally realized that only the Knights could be up to a task this big and hard.”
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.
Watch the Hot Country Knights invade Universal Music Group to sign their record deal.
photo courtesy Zach Belcher