Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley Sing ‘British Country’ With James Corden [Watch]
Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are getting ready to host the 2016 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 3), and they stopped by the Late Late Show With James Corden on Thursday evening (March 31) for a hilarious bit in which the trio managed to poke some good-natured fun at both Britain and country music.
"My beloved Britain has been a leader in nearly every genre of music," Corden tells the audience in the clip above. "However, there is one genre that's never quite made its way across the pond, and that is country music. So tonight I have enlisted the help of two country stars to change that by writing Britain's first-ever country music hit."
With that, the trio launched into a song called "Jolly Good Honky Tonk in the U.K.," featuring them clad in full British regalia — Bentley was dressed as Sherlock Holmes and Bryan appeared as a Queen's Guard, while Corden was dressed in a King George outfit.
"Get up in the mornin' grab a cup of tea / Turn on the telly, watch the BBC / Prime Minister Cameron's gettin' me down / Can't go to the dentist, 'cause there ain't one around," the song says, spoofing some of the most prominent perceptions of English culture.
Corden stopped in the middle of the song, voicing his concern that the lyrics stereotype British people, with Bryan and Bentley assuring him they'd done their homework by Googling "British stuff."
"It's a hit, trust us," says Bentley in the video. "Trust us," Bryan repeats.
The duo will team up to co-host the ACM Awards for the first time on Sunday evening. Bryan is a returning co-host, while Bentley is stepping up for the first time, replacing departing Blake Shelton.
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