Drunk on a Plane

Dierks Bentley

Riser

April 21st, 2014

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.