• HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS DELIVER BLISTERING COVER OF “HONKY TONKIN’S WHAT I DO BEST” FOR JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!

    After making their television debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! last week, the Hot Country Knights deliver an explosive cover “Honky Tonkin’s What I Do Best” by Marty Stuart feat. Travis Tritt. As its lyrics epitomize the mentality behind the ’90s influenced band, the Knight’s revive the rocking classic with blended vocals accompanied by their self-styled choreography. The exclusive online performance serves as an ode to their musical heroes such as Stuart and Tritt, who is featured on the Knights debut single “Pick Her Up.” Produced and written by multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley along with co-writers Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers, the classic barnstormer now at Country radio finds Doug Douglason and Tritt trading vocals filled with “humorous lyrical content” (Billboard).

    To watch the Hot Country Knights perform “Honky Tonkin’s What I Do Best” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! click here: https://umgn.us/HCKHonkyTonkin

     

    Additionally, those who missed the Knights television debut can watch the performance of their new original song “Asphalt” here: https://umgn.us/HCKKimmel

    Some said this moment would never happen. But in spite of 30 wasted years and countless bad decisions, the Hot Country Knights stake a “triumphant come back of the ‘90s” (CMT). Famous for never giving up on the dream of the ‘90s, the Hot Country Knights are comprised of band leader 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. The Knights will embark on the 2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR when it launches April 7 in San Diego, CA, and it includes major market stops at iconic venues such as Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and what is sure to be an unforgettable night at the Talladega Superspeedway. Tickets are on sale now as they have enlisted support from some of Country music’s most buzzed about new artists with Hannah Dasher, Tenille Townes, Rachel Wammack and Lainey Wilson splitting the dates. For more information on each date, visit www.hotcountryknights.com.

  • HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS MAKE TV DEBUT ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! WITH “ASPHALT.”

    The ’90s influenced band Hot Country Knights made their late night television debut on Monday (2/03) as they performed a new original song, “Asphalt,” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The modern-day drifter’s lament and “double-entendre-laced power ballad” (Rolling Stone) encapsulates the road-warriors mentality and coincides with the recent announcement behind the Knights 2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR as tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (2/07).

    Fans can watch the Knights show off their emotional versatilely during their performance of “Asphalt” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! here: https://umgn.us/HCKKimmel

    The Hot Country Knights also impacted Country radio this week with their debut single “Pick Her Up” feat. Travis Tritt as stations instantly added the song that Saving Country Music dubbed “kind of badass.” Produced and written by multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley along with co-writers Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers, “Pick Her Up” is a classic barnstormer that features Doug Douglason and Tritt trading vocals filled with “humorous lyrical content” (Billboard) that’s mixed with “a lively fiddle and steel riff” (Entertainment Tonight).

    The Knights will embark on the 2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR when it launches April 7 in San Diego, CA, and it includes major market stops at iconic venues such as Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and what is sure to be an unforgettable night at the Talladega Superspeedway.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Hot Country Knights, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Brothers Osborne, Caylee Hammack, Jon Langston, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Parker McCollum

    The Hot Country Knights will make their “worldwide television debut” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday (February 3rd).

     

    Canada’s huge music festival, Boots & Hearts, has announced the line-up for their 2020 fest. Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Brothers Osborne, Caylee Hammack and Jon Langston are all set to perform during the four-day event, taking place August 6th – 9th in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.

    Kacey Musgraves will be among the performers for this year’s Primavera Sound music festival. The 2020 event, taking place June 3rd through June 7th in Barcelona, Spain, will also feature performances by Maggie Rogers, Lana Del Rey, Bad Bunny, Beck, Tyler, the Creator and many more.

    Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves are among the artists to be featured in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new exhibit, “American Currents: State of the Music.” The exhibit, which opens March 6th and runs through February 7th, 2021, also features Jason Aldean, Maren Morris, Morgan Wallen, Lil Nas X, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tanya Tucker, Blanco Brown and John Prine, among others.

    Caylee Hammack and Parker McCollum have been announced as part of MusicRow’s Next Big Thing for 2020.

  • HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS FIRE UP THE VAN FOR 2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR KICKING OFF APRIL 7TH AND RELEASE “ASPHALT.”

    Dedicated road warriors who have basically lived out of a van their entire existence, the Hot Country Knights share details today behind their 2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR that launches April 7th in San Diego, Calif. This marks the first nationwide headlining trek for the group with a reputation for “slinging Country gold” (Tampa Bay Times), and they have enlisted support from some of country music’s most buzzed about new female artists with Hannah Dasher, Tenille Townes, Rachel Wammack and Lainey Wilson splitting the dates. The 13-city trek includes major market stops at iconic venues including Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and what is sure to be an unforgettable night at the Talladega Superspeedway.

    Citi is the official presale credit card of the 2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets through Citi Entertainment® beginning Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 10a.m. local time. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. Tickets to the general public go on sale next Friday, Feb. 7 at 10a.m. local time, where the majority of tickets are available at $19. A VVVIP package is also available for $99 and will include a once-in-a-KNIGHT-time experience where fans will be dazzled with a dance lesson from the band, as well as early entry to the venues, exclusive merchandise items and more. For more information on each date, visit www.hotcountryknights.com.

    “The Knights started as a live band playing at a little place called Teasers on ‘Two for Tuesdays,’ and they just couldn’t get enough of us down there in Murfreesboro. We’ve got a little money now, so Barry did some work on the van. We got a few little outstanding legal issues handled so we are free and clear to cross state lines again,” explained lead singer Doug Douglason. “Yeah baby, the Knights are riding again!”

    Coinciding with the news of the 2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR, the Hot Country Knights have also released the modern-day drifter’s lament, “Asphalt” and will perform the touching ballad on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this Monday, Feb. 3 at 10:35p.m. CT on ABC, marking their national television debut. Fans can see the band’s curve-hugging motivation behind “Asphalt” through its official music video HERE.

    2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR Dates

    4/07/20            San Diego, CA – House of Blues

    4/08/20            Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

    4/09/20            San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom

    4/16/20            Chicago, IL – Joe’s Sports Bar

    4/17/20            Rosemont, IL – Joe’s Live

    4/18/20            Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Theatre

    4/20/20            Washington DC – 9:30 Club

    4/21/20            Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg

    4/22/20            Boston, MA – House of Blues

    4/24/20            Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre

    4/25/20            Talladega, AL – Talladega Superspeedway

    4/29/20            Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium

    Some said this moment would never happen. But in spite of 30 wasted years and countless bad decisions, the Hot Country Knights has finally come in “riding a neon wave of Nineties Country nostalgia,” (Rolling Stone). Produced and written by multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley along with co-writers Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers, the debut single “Pick Her Up” from The Knights is a classic barnstormer that features rollicking guitar solos with lead singer Doug Douglason and Travis Tritt trading vocals. The song that Saving Country Music called “kind of badass” is already climbing the country radio charts as the band works towards a Spring album release. Famous for never giving up on the dream of the ’90s, the Hot Country Knights are comprised of band leader 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.

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  • HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS DROP VIDEO FOR “PICK HER UP.”

    After Hot Country Knights released their debut single, “Pick Her Up,” the mullet-sporting supergroup dropped a video for the tune. The clip features Saved By the Bell‘s “Kelly Lapowski” (otherwise known as actress Tiffany Amber Thiessen), as well as the iconic Travis Tritt. Check it out below:

     

  • THE HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS DRIVE INTO COUNTRY RADIO WITH ’90s INFUSED DEBUT SINGLE “PICK HER UP” FEAT. TRAVIS TRITT.

    Some said this moment would never happen. But despite 30 wasted years and countless bad decisions, the ’90s influenced band Hot Country Knights has finally come riding in with the release of their debut single “Pick Her Up” featuring Travis Tritt. Produced and written by Dierks Bentley along with co-writers Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers, the classic barnstormer features rollicking guitar solos and a freewheeling guest appearance from a ’90s icon as it embodies the bounding rhythms and bright, organic euphoria of live Country music. The track is available today at all digital retailers and will impact country radio on February 3rd.

    “The sound behind ‘Pick Her Up’ is Hot Country Knights 101…it’s so hot that I have advised the radio promotion department at UMG to wear oven mitts when delivering it to Country radio,” said lead singer Doug Douglason. “Travis is an old buddy of ours…we go way back and everybody knows when you need a hit…you call Tritt. We appreciate his support and all our friends in the biz that are coming together right now to help us finally get our shot.”

    Famous for never giving up on the dream of the ’90s, the Hot Country Knights are comprised of band leader 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. With tongue firmly in cheek, The Hot Country Knights revive a comedic element which has long been integral to the Country genre, but has rarely been seen since the days of Grand Ole Opry stars like String Bean Akeman, Minnie Pearl and others. As dedicated road warriors, they’ve basically lived out of a van their entire existence. For more information on The Hot Country Knights visit www.hotcountryknights.com.

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Alan, Keith, Shania, Hot Country Knights

    The Country Music Association presents the Joe Talbot Award to Alan Jackson on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 during Opry at the Ryman in Nashville.

    Alan Jackson was presented with the Joe Talbott Award during his performance at the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman on Friday (January 17th). The award recognizes outstanding leadership and contributions to the preservation and advancement of country music’s values and traditions. Alan is the fourth artist to receive the award from the Country Music Association, joining Merle Haggard, George Jones and Marty Stuart as fellow recipients.

    Keith Urban and Shania Twain have been announced as presenters at this Sunday’s Grammy Awards, along with Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker, Bebe Rexha, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Common, Dua Lipa and many others. The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday (January 26th) at 8pm ET/5pm PT on CBS.

    The Hot Country Knights will be making a big announcement on Thursday morning (January 23rd).

     

     

  • HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS AND THEIR HOT NEW DANCE MOVES…OR NOT.

    Hot Country Knights (with a K) recently signed a worldwide recording contract with Universal Music Group/Capitol Nashville, and now they’re stepping up their game by trying, attempting, er viewing new dance moves. Check out their progress below.

    https://twitter.com/countryknights/status/1214302985439891457

     

  • HOT COUNTRY KNIGHTS SIGN WORLDWIDE RECORDING CONTRACT WITH UMG NASHVILLE.

    Photo Credit: Zach Belcher
    Front Row (L-R): Cindy Mabe (UMG Nashville President), Douglas “Doug” Douglason, Mike Dungan (UMG Nashville Chairman/CEO)
    Back Row (L-R:) Brian Wright (UMG Nashville Exec. VP of A&R), Mary Hilliard Harrington (Red Light Management), Terotej “Terry” Dvoraczekynski, Marty Ray “Rayro” Roburn, Barry Van Ricky, Monte Montgomery, Royce Risser (UMG Nashville Exec. VP of Promotions), Trevor Travis, Jay Williams (WME Nashville Co-Head)

    The ’90s influenced country band Hot Country Knights has inked a worldwide recording deal with Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN), it was announced today. Teaming with imprint Capitol Records Nashville, 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.

    “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,’” band leader Douglas (“Doug”) Douglason said. “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.”

    Watch the Hot Country Knights invade the UMGN building during their signing here:

    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. As dedicated road warriors, they’ve basically lived out of a van their entire existence. For more information on The Hot Country Knights visit www.hotcountryknights.com.

    Universal Music Group Nashville consists of Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Records Nashville, MCA Nashville and Mercury Nashville. Reading like a “who’s who” of Music Row, the combined rosters include Adam Hambrick, Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Carrie Underwood, Caylee Hammack, CB30, Chris Stapleton, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gary Allan, George Strait, Hootie & The Blowfish, Jon Langston, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kacey Musgraves, Kassi Ashton, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Kylie Morgan, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guyton, Parker McCollum, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Travis Denning and Vince Gill.