Biker Battleground Phoenix premieres on History on July 1st, bringing viewers into the world of motorcycle machismo and customized bike construction with a little help from Dierks Bentley, who sings the reality show’s theme song.
A bike enthusiast who grew up in central Phoenix, Bentley was approached by History to write a stomping, countrified biker anthem for the series, which takes an inside look at competing motorcycle manufacturers in Arizona. He responded with “Ride On,” a song that touches on everything from the fierce brotherhood of bike gangs to the thrill of the open desert highway. Jingle Punks Music, the New York-based publishing firm responsible for the themes of The Voice, American Pickers and Real Housewives of Atlanta, co-wrote and produced the tune.
The show’s premiere is still 11 days away, but fans can get a sneak peak of Biker Battleground Phoenix and “Ride On” by checking out a newly-released behind-the-scene video, which intercuts footage of Bentley’s recording session with clips from the show. (Watch below.)
Bentley is also host of the annual “Miles and Music for Kids” motorcycle ride and concert event, which has been held in seven different cities including his adopted hometown of Nashville. Now in its ninth year, the event has raised more than $2 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Check out Biker Battleground tonight at 10/9c on History.