Dierks Bentley/Elle King: No Pot Muffin Collaborations

His Only High Was a Grammy Nomination

Dierks Bentley and Elle King started their Sunday night (Feb. 12) just like any other Grammy-nominated collaborators: walking the red carpet in awe of the night and the surroundings.

At the beginning of the festivities, King tweeted sweet things like “Darling @dierksbentley … proud of you and what we did together. Love you forever buddy,” and “Here’s to my favorite, most handsome&talented best bud. Love you @dierksbentley! Thanks for changing my life.”

Later, during the pre-telecast stream when many of the country Grammy Awards were handed out, King posted that even though they didn’t bring the home the gold for best country duo/group performance for their duet “Different for Girls,” every day is a win because Bentley is her friend.

He returned the affection, posting photos of both King and his wife Cassidy.

“Big love to the two beautiful women on my arm last night,” he wrote.

And he told People that King was the best fit for the tune.

“She’s who I wanted and I got her. It’s the perfect person with the right song. It’s not a standard country song. It took the right person to make it come alive, and she was the person, so I got really lucky,” he said.

But while he got lucky, King got high.

In a series of Instagram posts from the night, King wrote, “Note to self, don’t eat a bunch of pot muffins before the Grammys red carpet.”


Fortunately, Bentley was not stoned — accidentally or otherwise — so their interviews together sounded just fine.

And like the song says, when the going gets tough, the guys they can just act tough. But it’s different for girls.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.