The Hot Country Knights made their Grand Ole Opry debut last night (3/10) where they revived a long standing comedic element that’s been integral to Opry history, harkening back to the days of Little Jimmy Dickens and String Ben Akeman. With tongue firmly in cheek, the Knights “mixed humor and honky-tonk hooks” (Rolling Stone) during performances of their debut single “Pick Her Up” (feat. Travis Tritt) and “the power ballad” (Billboard) “Asphalt” from their forthcoming album THE K IS SILENT, out May 1st. Additionally, with the help of Lil Doug, the Knights showed off the tightest line dance of all time during the “Moose Knuckle Shuffle.” All tracks are instantly available through the pre-order purchase of THE K IS SILENT at all digital retailers here.
Get a firsthand look as the Hot Country Knights bum rush the Grand Ole Opry and receive false hope from Del McCoury during their “Opry Abduction” here:
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. “While the Knights may be out for a good time, they are deadly serious about paying tribute to ’90s country,” (Billboard) with their forthcoming album THE K IS SILENT. Produced by Dierks Bentley, the multi-Platinum entertainer also serves as a co-writer on over half of the 10 brawny tracks. The Knights will embark on their 2020 ONE KNIGHT STAND TOUR launching April 7 in San Diego, CA. For more information on tour dates and new music, visit www.hotcountryknights.com.
Photo Credit for Hot County Knights Performance & Trade Photo Courtesy of Zach Belcher
Photo Credit for Doug Douglason & Lil Doug Douglason Courtesy of © Grand Ole Opry, photo by Chris Hollo