Watch Dierks Bentley’s Dramatic Reading Of ‘Redesigning Women’ Lyrics

Dierks Bentley is showing his dear friends The Highwomen some love with a hilarious dramatic reading of the band’s debut…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 23, 2019


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Dierks Bentley is showing his dear friends The Highwomen some love with a hilarious dramatic reading of the band’s debut single, “Redesigning Women.”

In a clip shared to The Highwomen’s YouTube page, Bentley gets into character with a preppy suit jacket, a glass of scotch and a pipe. Seated in what appears to be his library, Bentley sifts through several books trying to decide which one to dive into.

“Ahh….what to read,” he begins. “Harper Lee? No, not tonight. Virginia Woolf? Nah. Danielle Steel? No, I’m gonna go with Redesigning Women.”

Bentley makes his selection and begins to slowly and dramatically read the lyrics to the just-released song.

“Full time livin’ on a half time schedule/ Always tryna make everybody feel special/Learnin’ when to break and when to hit the pedal/ Workin’ hard to look good till we die,” he reads.

He continues to read the lyrics and makes a few quips along the way.

“Instant classic,” he says as he closes the book and reaching for a swig of scotch.

Bentley, who has previously collaborated with The Highwomen’s Brandi Carlile and Maren Morris, has been a longtime support of females in country music. His reading of “Redesigning Women” is just another way to show his support.

The Highwomen is a new quartet comprised of singer-songwriters, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby. The group made their long-awaited debut last week with “Redesigning Women,” which was co-written by Hemby with Rodney Clawson and artist Jason Isbell.

An eponymous 12-track album is slated for release September 6. It’s available for pre-order now.

Listen to “Redesigning Women” below.

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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.