Hot Country Knights Turn Heads With Pun-Filled ‘Asphalt’

Following the announcement of their debut radio single, “Pick Her Up,” Hot Country Knights are giving fans a taste of…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 6, 2020


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Following the announcement of their debut radio single, “Pick Her Up,” Hot Country Knights are giving fans a taste of more new music with the release of “Asphalt.”

The tongue-in-cheek tune is filled with puns, taking a hilarious approach to the word “Asphalt.”

“I woke up by the crack of Dawn / And I left a note by her bed / Saying, ‘Girl, I just gotta get gone’ / And that’s pretty much all that it said,” lead singer Doug Douglason sings in the opening lines, adding, “Now I’m out here chasin’ what I’ve gotta find / I sure hate to leave her behind.”

As his band members chime in with harmonies, Douglason transitions right into the chorus, singing, “It ain’t my fault / It’s that asphalt / Yeah it calls out my name and I’m gone just like that / I don’t really care if it’s curvy or flat / I could stay, but there’s always a but / That makes me jump into my truck / There’s one big ol’ reason why I’m even leavin’ at all / It’s that asphalt / That sweet asphalt.”

From late-night hookups, to partying backstage, to trashing motel rooms, the “Asphalt” music video documents the Hot Country Knights’ antics from the road. Check out the recently released clip above.

Hot Country Knights will kick off the 2020 One Knight Stand Tour on April 7. The headlining run will take the ’90s influenced band to major markets, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston.

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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.