Dierks Bentley, AKA Big Rhythm Doug, Announces New Band
Dierks Bentley has revealed plans for a new musical project ... and he's looking a little bit different these days.
The 'Say You Do' singer has formed a new band called Hot Country Knights, a covers project devoted entirely to '90s-era country music. The group -- made up of Bentley and the members of his real-life band -- appear in costume as humorously-named characters.
Bentley has taken on the alter-ego of Douglas "Big Rhythm Doug” Douglason, complete with a full-blown mullet that rivals Billy Ray Cyrus in his heyday. The singer introduced his new persona to his fans in a comical Facebook post that details Big Rhythm Doug's journey through Hollywood, where he becomes a "hugely below average star in the adult-jpeg-straight-to-free-download-soft-core industry" before making his way to Nashville to form Hot Country Knights.
The novelty group will make their public debut at an invitation-only gig at the Stage in Nashville on Feb. 25. Bentley is also set to embark on his 2015 Sounds of Summer Tour in June, featuring special guests Maddie & Tae, Kip Moore and Canaan Smith.
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