Dierks Bentley Signs Record Deal To Record With New Band

Exciting news for Dierks Bentley today…or should I say Doug Douglasson?

Hot Country Knights, Dierks 90s cover band signed a record deal today!

Dierks shared the news on Twitter too saying

And just like that, I have new label mates… congrats to the @countryknights on their new record deal with @UMGNashville

In a hilarious release (and accompanying signing video), the label group says, “The KNIGHTS are promising to bring real ’90s Country music back to a format that’s been drowning in male sensitivity, cashmere cardigan sweaters and programmed drum loops.”

“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,’” band leader DOUGLAS (“DOUG”) DOUGLASON (aka BENTLEY) said. “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.”

In the video, “DOUGLASON” is seen introducing a “serious ballad” called “You Make It Hard” to the UMGN staff.


So we can look forward to an album of 90s covers like the band performs? Or some new original songs?

Guess we’ll have to wait to find out.