Watch Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and More Cover ‘90s Country Hits at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row Nashville Party
Dierks Bentley's new Nashville hot spot, Whiskey Row, on lower Broadway, was filled with country all-stars on Sunday night (Jan. 14), to celebrate the honky-tonk's grand opening. Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi, among others, were on hand to offer up crowd-pleasing covers of '90s country favorites -- in their case, it was Shania Twain's "Any Man of Mine" -- accompanied by Bentley's band. Readers can press play above to watch their performance, and see others from the evening below.
Bentley opened his Whiskey Row bar just a block from the restaurant at which, he says, he planned to get a job before he got his break in Nashville. The country star told that story before he kicked the night's entertainment off with a performance of "The Key's in the Mailbox," a tune he used to play at honky-tonk shows before he made it big.
“Before I got a gig on Lower Broadway, I was looking to work at Joe’s Crab Shack," Bentley recalled onstage (quote via Rare Country). "I was waiting in line behind this guy. He was a nicely-dressed guy. He was going through his resume — all the jobs he had working in a restaurant ... I’m sitting here going, ‘My only experience at the bar is drinking.' ... I realized then that I really needed to get my s--t together and be really focused on what I was doing. I haven’t really stopped since that moment to think about it. It’s pretty crazy.”
Also in Sunday night's lineup was Thomas Rhett, who covered his dad Rhett Akins' 1995 hit "That Ain't My Truck." The song peaked in the Top 5 (No. 3) on the country charts that year. Maren Morris, meanwhile, played an emotional cover of Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine."
In addition to Rhett, Morris, Alaina and Pardi, Cole Swindell, Brothers Osborne, Lanco's Brandon Lancaster, Maddie & Tae and Ryan Hurd were at Bentley's Whiskey Row-opening bash to play their favorite '90s hits. Newlyweds Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans were spotted hanging out in the crowd as well, as were with Eric Paslay and Chris Young.
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