Dierks Bentley got left at the altar and couldn't get a refund for the honeymoon, so you know what? He's gonna go to Cancun by himself, and while he's on the plane he's gonna get rip-roarin' drunk and make sure everyone else knows why. And then he's gonna make sure everyone gets drunk with him. It's a pity party, but at least he's not the only one there.
Did you know?
“Drunk on a Plane” is Bentley's 18th career single to peak in the top 10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay chart, and has been certified Gold by the RIAA.
The song has peaked at number 1 on the US Country Airplay chart, number 2 on the Canada Country Billboard chart, number 3 on the US Hot Country Songs chart and as of August 20, 2014 number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In the music video, Bentley plays both himself and an airline pilot. According to Country Weekly, "musician Dierks (who is a real-life pilot) has to save the day when the craft is plummeting toward the ground."
Frederick Dierks Bentley was born November 20, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Bentley's studio albums have accounted for eighteen singles on the country singles chart, of which twelve have reached No. 1.
His middle name, Dierks (which he now uses as his first name publicly), is actually his maternal great-grandmother's surname.
He spent a year at the University of Vermont before transferring to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated in 1997.
At the age of 13, he taught himself to play guitar, and played mostly the rock songs his friends listened to, until a friend played him a Hank Williams, Jr. song, called "Man to Man."
When he was 19, he moved to Nashville, where he got a job with The Nashville Network (now Spike TV), researching country music performances. He played nights at various venues all over town, and recorded a demo, which lead to a songwriting deal.
Dierks considers George Jones, Hank Williams Jr. and the Del McCoury Band as his musical influences.