Dierks Bentley On Police Code And Weeds Theme [Exclusive Interview]
Dierks Bentley called into The Dr. Don Show with Rachael and Grunwald just to say hey and talk about “5-1-5-0,” his experience at the Downtown Hoedown and about possibly performing the theme to a TV show.
Dierks Bentley explains what 5-1-5-0 means since everyone keeps asking for the meaning. Dierks says, “It’s a crazy person. In California, at least on a Van Halen record I grew up listening to, 51-50 is the police code for a crazy person. So that kinda became some slang we’d use amongst ourselves as friends. My friends in Nashville would use it too. Like, last night I got 51-50’d.” Dierks goes on to explain that in each city he plays, he meets local police who talk about the song. “Everytime we play it I always meet all the police that are helping out at the show and they love it.”
Dierks Bentley went on to talk about his time at the 30th anniversary of the Downtown Hoedown saying, “It was a great night. When I saw the crowd, I immediately thought of Nashville.” Dierks says that there are a few shows around the country that artists look forward to and want to play. The Downtown Hoedown is one of them. Dierks says, “When you’re an artist, certain gigs stand out and that’s definitely one of them!” Dierks also added jokingly that people in Nashville are nervous for their jobs after Grunwald took the stage and helped Dierks sing “Free and Easy.”
A growing trend in country music has artists leaving the comfort of the microphone for the lights and glitz of the camera. Recently, Craig Morgan had a guest spot on Rizzoli & Isles, and now Dierks is taking part in the show Weeds… sort of. Dierks had the chance to perform a version of the theme to the show and says, “I’m a fan of the show and I know that Willie Nelson had done the theme song before, so anything Willie’s done is something I’d like to be a part of.”