Dierks Bentley introduced his Burning Man tour to Nashville on Friday night time (Feb. 22), and the Music City present delivered a number of VIP surprises.
Unexpected collaborations with Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert in addition to Thomas Rhett and Mark Miller from Sawyer Brown saved the viewers at Bridgestone Arena on its toes for almost all of his set, and Bentley's vitality by no means wavered.
Lambert made her first look on stage since saying her marriage to Brendan McLoughlin, and Bentley launched the singer after a stirring efficiency of “The Mountain” with reigning CMA entertainer of the yr Urban. The headliner defined that he ran into Lambert and her new husband in Nashville a number of days earlier whereas on a stroll along with his spouse, Cassidy.
"This is a loopy city, it truly is," Bentley stated. "I like this city as a result of irrespective of the place you’re, you by no means know who you're going to stumble upon. Cass and I have been going for a stroll the opposite day and I ran into somebody I hadn't seen in a short time."
He continued, "She was there along with her husband, and I used to be like, 'Man, the way you guys doing?' She goes, 'You're enjoying on the town Friday night time?' If you have got a Friday night time off as a singer, the very last thing you most likely wish to do is come all the way down to Bridgestone. And then she texted me this morning, she's like, 'I wish to come down!' She confirmed up. She's right here. Miranda Lambert simply walked within the constructing."
Screams erupted from the viewers as Lambert walked out to hitch Bentley and Urban. "We're gonna sing some songs. We're simply gonna fiddle," Bentley stated earlier than the trio launched into a canopy of Hank Williams' "Your Cheatin' Heart."
Lambert stood in the course of Bentley and Urban, who each accompanied on acoustic guitar. The trio’s gorgeous harmonies impressed on Merle Haggard's "The Bottle Let Me Down" earlier than they segued into Loretta Lynn's "Blue Kentucky Girl," making for a real "solely in Nashville" second.
In awe of the impromptu collaboration himself, Bentley sat down on the stage in entrance of Lambert and Urban as they harmonized. Visibly appreciative of getting a singular live performance expertise of his personal, Bentley watched as the 2 singers belted the ultimate verse and refrain of "Blue Kentucky Girl" on one microphone.
"Thank you guys a lot. They're going to take the remainder of the present," Bentley joked on the shut of the track as he started to stroll off stage. He wasn't gone for too lengthy earlier than the band launched into the intro of Dixie Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away."
As the track got here to a detailed, Lambert was visibly happy with her singing companions. "I adore it when boys sing lady songs," she remarked earlier than the trio ended their four-song set with a bunch hug.
Additional appearances from his youngsters, together with a duet with 10-year-old daughter Evie on "Travelin' Light" and younger son Knox, Rhett and Miller throughout the Hot Country Knights' set, in addition to openers Tenille Townes and Jon Pardi fleshed out the memorable night. An evening of surprises, heartfelt ballads and sing-along anthems, Bentley’s headlining present additional cemented his future entertainer of the yr standing.