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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