Dierks Bentley's side project, the 90's inspired group Hot Country Knights have dropped thier first single "Pick Her Up" featuring Travis Tritt! Dierks, who fronts the band as Douglas "Doug" Douglason, co-wrote the song which is their lead off single from their forthcoming debut album.
The rest of Hot Country Knights is made up of Dierks' road band and are known as Trevor Travis, Marty Ray Roburn, Terotej Dvoraczekynski, Barry Van Ricky and Monte Montgomery.
Tonight during Trending Tracks, we featured this bit of country music history for you! It was on this day sixteen years ago that Dierks Bentley made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry singing his debut single "What Was I Thinkin'" from his self titled debut album! This song was also his first #1 single reaching the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in September of 2003. Just two years later in 2005, Dierks was invited by Marty Stuart to join the Grand Ole Opry and he was inducted as a member on October 1st singing "Come A Little Closer" during the cerermony.
Take a look at Dierks' time with the Grand Ole Opry here!