Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne Bring ‘Burning Man’ to 2018 CMA Awards
Dierks Bentley was joined by the Brothers Osborne onstage during Country Music's Biggest Night. Together, they performed their Musical Event of the Year-nominated hit "Burning Man" at the 2018 CMA Awards.
Introduced as "a talented bunch of dudes" by Carrie Underwood, solo artist Bentley and duo T.J. and John Osborne crooned the hit radio single in perfect harmony, keeping up to speed rhythmically. The reflective, clever song was accented with waning electric guitar riffs-- and that exhilarating solo at the end! "Burning Man" was a great choice for its relevance and translation live.
“I felt an immediate connection to the lyrics. The idea that we all are a little bit of everything … a little bit holy water and a little bit burning man … really resonated with me," Bentley says of "Burning Man." "I’ve never heard a song communicated like this in country music before. I love Brothers Osborne both as musicians and people, and I knew they would connect to the song like I did."
"Burning Man," written by Bobby Pinson and Luke Dick, is a song that Bentley calls his favorite off his new album, The Mountain, which was released in June. That album also earned Bentley an Album of the Year nod at the 2018 CMAs; additionally, he is up for Male Vocalist of the Year. Brothers Osborne, meanwhile, are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year.
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