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You haven't lived until you've seen Dierks Bentley rocking a muscle tee, wearing a mullet and singing an ole Alan Jackson tune

Admit it – if someone offered you tickets to a ‘Big Rhythm Doug’ and Shelby Shelton concert this week in Nashville, you would have politely declined. Until you found out you were actually about to see Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert.

Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of the band Hot Country Knights.

A ‘90s country cover band that includes the alter ego of Bentley (Douglas ‘Big Rhythm Doug’ Douglason) and appearances by Lambert (Shelby Shelton), Randy Houser (Dallas Houston) and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley (Ronnie Buns), Hot Country Knights took the stage for the first time at The Stage in Nashville Feb. 25 to the roar of fans, many in town for the Country Radio Seminar.

“I have a little alter ego,” Bentley told People magazine a few weeks back. “I’m working on a little something something with my guys in the band. It’s a little side project — a little bit of a ’90s country cover band. We specialize in ’90s country, which was a great era in country music.”

And from Alan Jackson’s 1993 single “Chattahoochee” to Brooks and Dunn’s 1996 smash “My Maria” to Shania Twain’s “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under”, the nineties were alive and well, even if only for a night. Even Kip Moore showed up to take a stab at David Lee Murphy’s 1995 hit “Dust on the Bottle”.

Interested in following the antics of Hot Country Knights or perhaps looking to purchase a Hot Country Knights neon shirt? Check out their Facebook page.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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