Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne Bring Fiery ‘Burning Man’ to 2018 CMT Music Awards

Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne were on fire during their rambunctious performance of their smash "Burning Man."

Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne Bring Fiery ‘Burning Man’ to 2018 CMT Music Awards
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 06: (L-R) Dierks Bentley, John Osborne and T.J. Osborne perform onstage at the 2018 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

Dierks Bentley and Brothers Osborne brought the fire to the 2018 CMT Awards with their new song “Burning Man.” The tour mates ignited the stage (literally) with their stellar performance, incorporating actual fire and flames into the show.

Bentley kicked off the performance on the first verse that details navigating the ups and downs of life before T.J. Osborne joined in with his unique and compelling voice. “I’m a little bit steady, but still little bit rollin’ stone I’m a little bit heaven, but still a little bit flesh-and-bone, little found, little don’t-know-where-I-am, I’m a little bit holy water but still a little bit burning man,” the trio sang with flames blowing in the background. The guys clearly found a groove together on stage, with the chemistry between them pouring through while John delivered an always impressive delivery on guitar.

“Burning Man” is Bentley’s latest single off his album The Mountain, due out Friday (June 8). and has positioned itself as one of the project’s notable tracks. Bentley invited the Grammy-nominated duo to open for him on his 2018 Mountain High Tour, calling on them to lend their vocals to the humble track.

“You know, I’m on tour with Brothers Osborne this year. I’m a huge fan of those guys. They’re friends,” Bentley says.” So, we’re just pals, and it’s like this song feels like something that they would sing, you know? It feels like if they’d got this one before I did, they probably would’ve cut it.”

Both Bentley and Brothers Osborne collectively have three nominations at the 2018 awards show, with Brothers Osborne’s “It Ain’t My Fault” earning noms for Duo Video of the Year and Video of the Year, while Bentley and Cole Swindell picked up a nod for Collaborative Video of the Year for “Flatliner.”