Hot Country Knights Debut ‘Pick Her Up’ Video Starring Tiffani Thiessen

The men of Hot Country Knights are on a mission to make the ’90s cool again and they did just…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 24, 2020


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The men of Hot Country Knights are on a mission to make the ’90s cool again and they did just that with the release of their first official music video.

The tongue-in-cheek clip stars actress Tiffani Thiessen and accompanies the group’s debut single, “Pick Her Up,” featuring Travis Tritt. The music video follows the storyline of a man who seeks dating tips from Hot Country Knights after asking his dream girl (Thiessen) out on a date. Lead singer Doug Douglason and his bandmates attempt to give him a makeover, a new ride and teach him some dance moves during what they dub “Operation ‘Pick Her Up.’”

“Travis Tritt is our longtime spirit animal and we have spent many a long night in the back of the van dreaming of working with or maybe even FOR Tiffani,” explained band leader Doug Douglason. “When UMG finally came around and signed us…they were two of our demands for the music video.”

Check out the Wes Edwards-directed clip above.

The song, which officially hits country radio on February 3, was produced and written by Dierks Bentley along with co-writers Jim Beavers and Brett Beavers. The track marks the group’s first official radio single.

Originally formed in 2015, Hot Country Knights is comprised of Dierks Bentley (aka Douglas “Doug” Douglason) and members of his touring band. HCK consists of 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 group previously opened up for Bentley and has shared the stage with artists such as Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi and Thomas Rhett.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.