The ’90s influenced country band Hot Country Knights — fronted by Douglas (“Doug”) Douglason AKA Dierks Bentley — has inked a worldwide recording deal with Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). According to a press release, "the Knights are promising to bring real ’90s country music back to a format that’s been drowning in male sensitivity, cashmere cardigan sweaters and programmed drum loops."
Douglason said, “Some artists out there tried to put the ‘O’ back in country, that was a thing for a while . . . but what it’s really missing is the ‘T.’ Country music has Low-T right now . . . it could use a pick me up, if you know what I mean. Those record label people over at Universal finally realized that only the Knights could be up to a task this big and hard.”
The Hot Country Knights are comprised of lead singer Douglas (“Doug”) Douglason, lead bass player Trevor Travis, lead guitarist Marty Ray (“Rayro”) Roburn, keytar/fiddle player Terotej (“Terry”) Dvoraczekynski, steel guitarist Barry Van Ricky and percussionist Monte Montgomery.