Dierks Bentley's restaurant Whiskey Row is now open in one of the most historic buildings on Lower Broadway in Nashville Tennessee. To help kick off the grand opening of the new restaurant and bar, Bentley, along with some famous friends and family, descended on downtown Nashville Monday night, January 15, and performed a number of covers featuring '90s country hits. The night was filled with numerous unscripted surprise performances by stars such as Lauren Alaina, Kelsea Ballerini, Bobby Bones, Brothers Osborne, Ryan Hurd, LANCO, Maddie & Tae, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and more. Mayor Megan Barry and the Nashville Predators were among the list of friends and family who stopped by to celebrate.
According to Bentley, opening Whiskey Row is truly a full circle moment in his career. “It's really a full-circle moment for me to be opening Whiskey Row on this street. When I first moved to Nashville, Broadway was my second home…I was the first artist to be hired and fired from The Stage," Bentley told the elbow room only crowd. “It's surreal to think that now I can just jump in my truck and run over here anytime, and that it might possibly be a place where new artists could get their start."
The “Black" singer set the tone for the night, kicking off with his favorite 90's Country cover songs before inviting his friends in the crowd to join. Dozens of artists spontaneously took the stage including Thomas Rhett who performed his father Rhett Akins' “That Ain't My Truck.“ Maren Morris had the crowd singing along as she sang Deana Carter's “Strawberry Wine" and Brothers Osborne kept the energy high with their rendition of Alan Jackson's “Chattahoochee."
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