Dierks Bentley Disguises Himself in Bluegrass Band to Open His Own Show [Watch]
Dierks Bentley is a master of disguise. The star served as his own opening act at a show in West Palm, Fla., on June 17, and no one — okay, very few people — recognized him.
Bentley and the Bolo Boys Bluegrass Band played a surprise set at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in Florida, two hours before Bentley's headlining set on Saturday. The crowd didn't seem to realize that the Bolo Boys were actually Bentley and his bandmates in costume.
In a clip from a fan uploaded to Facebook, Bentley is seen over-sized dress shirt, blue jeans, a cowboy hat and sunglasses. Those fans who did recognize the singer took to Twitter, with one calling the idea 'genius':
And he's done it before. The singer's incognito bluegrass band appeared on the lineup for a concert at Merryweather Post in Maryland in May, playing a set before Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell took the stage.
Bentley tried his gag again a few weeks later, with one fan tweeting a photo:
Bentley apparently loves a good in-disguise concert, performing as part of '90s country cover band Hot Country Knights in years prior. In 2015, he hosted a HCK performance at the Stage in Nashville, inviting Randy Houser in an epic wig up to play Tracy Byrd's “Watermelon Crawl” and Mark Chesnutt's “Too Cold at Home.” Miranda Lambert later performed a spirited version of Shania Twain‘s “Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under,” and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley and Kip Moore also joined in on the fun.
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