It’s Country Radio Seminar week in Nashville and anything can happen. The three-day event where country radio and country stars collide is underway.
Monday night (Feb. 5) at Dierks Bentley’s new bar, Whiskey Row, one of the hottest ’90s country cover bands, Hot Country Knights, billed as the 4th or 5th greatest country band in the greater Murfreesboro area, reunited after 3 years. And if you look closely, you just might recognize the band’s lead singer.
That’s Dierks Bentley pulling out his alter-ego, Doug Douglason, along with his real-life band. The singer, decked out in an 80s hair style, sunglasses and leopard print shirt, left it all on the stage. Some may remember the bands epic reunion in 2015, which was a hard act to follow.
After three years, Doug/Dierks returned to the stage to join his band for a performance of a few 90s songs including Aaron Tippin’s “Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly” and “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio” and Sawyer Brown’s “Some Girls Do.” “That’s how you do it Trevor,” Doug said from the stage.
As Doug got things rolling, there were some special guests that joined the party including Eric Paslay, Maddie & Tae and Kassi Ashton. The nights highlights came when Maddie & Tae took on personas Marcia and Shelley, to belt out Jo Dee Messina’s “Lesson and Leavin'” and when newcomer Kassi Ashton performed Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine.”
Hot Country Knights left the crowd in a frenzy, hoping that they won’t have to wait another three years to catch the class act.
Jordan Davis took everyone to “The Church On The Cumberland Road”.
Jon Pardi singing Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and Joe Diffie
Maddie & Tae joined the party as Marcia and Shelly, singing Jo Dee Messina’s “Lesson in Leaving.”
Kassi Ashton singing Shania Twain’s “Any Man of Mine.”
Doug Douglason at the Hot Country Knights reunion show in 2015.