Dierks Bentley Crowns Luke Bryan ‘Funniest Person in Country Music’

by Amy Myers

If the CMAs ever decide to include superlatives in their awards, we’re voting for Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan as both “Dynamic Duo” and “Class Clowns.”

If you didn’t already know, the two country stars go together like fiddle and bow. Although it’s unclear how the duo originally met, we do know that the world is a better place now that the country stars are good friends. In fact, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan have become so close that they’ve even completed a bike race together.

In just four hours, Bryan and Bentley completed the 100-mile Natchez Trace Century bike ride. Despite the fact that Dierks Bentley is a Phoenix, Arizona native and Luke Bryan is from Leesburg, Georgia, the two made the trek to Jackson, Mississippi to complete the race. And for better or for worse, they finished it together.

Bentley posted a collection of photos from the bike ride, including one at the finishing line. He commended Bryan on his strength and perseverance–all the while still poking fun at the both of them.

In his caption, Dierks Bentley wrote, “not sure what was harder… doing 100 miles in 4 hours and 30 minutes or going out in public without my shorts on ha. Spent most of the time behind @LukeBryanOnline wondering where his were too”.

In the photo, Bentley and Bryan flaunt adorably matching bike shirts. While Bentley gives an exhausted smile, Bryan jokingly flexes his biceps.

Dierks Bentley Shares Hilarious Story About Luke Bryan

Before the day of the bike ride, Dierks Bentley told CMT’s Cody Alan, he and Luke Bryan went out to dinner, where Bryan had the entire restaurant chuckling.

“We were having dinner before the ride, and he is down at the far end of the table,” Bentley remembered. “It’s a loud restaurant, but his stories are so loud. I mean, the whole table and the whole place are just focused on Luke because he has the funniest stories.”

However, Bentley reflected that if he ever told the stories or said the things that Bryan did, he would likely end up in handcuffs.

“[The stories] are always inappropriate, and because of who he is with that ‘country boy’ kind of thing that he has, he can get away with saying anything that would get me arrested,” Bentley continued.

Regardless of if they end up in trouble, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan just seem happy to spend time with each other.

“[Luke Bryan] is the most fun person I have ever met in my life to have a beer with,” Bentley shared.

“I laugh every time I say Luke’s name,” Bentley said. “He is the funniest person in country music… America needs more of Luke Bryan in their life.”