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.