OFFSTAGE: Dierks Bentley, Watch Your Back

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

The pranks started with Dierks Bentley’s Jeep. Miss Willie Brown, a new duo that is touring with him, decided to surprise their boss by very thoroughly wrapping his Jeep inside and out in clear plastic wrap. Very, very clever. So Bentley took to Twitter to ask his followers for ways to get back at the rookies Amanda Watkins and Kasey Buckley. Then he tweeted a picture of his comeback prank, saying, “we stuffed 480 beers into every spot, zipper, and as seen here, toilet on @misswilliebrown bus. prank or gift?” I say “gift” because there’s kind of nothing funnier than a toilet full of cans of something domestic, light and cold. But the women may not have thought it was all that funny. So if I was Bentley, I’d be a little nervous right now because I’m kind of a clever prankster myself and I’m having lunch and a brainstorming session with Miss Willie Brown tomorrow (April 30). Be afraid, Dierks. Be very afraid.