Dierks Bentley spends a second week at the top of both the Country Aircheck and Billboard country charts this week with his smash hit, “Drunk on a Plane.” Dierks wrote the song with Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear, and he says his band and crew have lived that song…in a way.
“My biggest honor and one of the things I’m most proud of is being a member of the Grand Ole Opry, but I’m pretty proud of the fact that my band has, just my band alone, and the crew had some help too, we had drunk a Southwest airplane completely dry of alcohol,” says a beaming Dierks. “Like halfway through the flight, it was like, ‘we have no more booze, thanks to you guys. Your band has completely decimated our supply.’ So, I’m pretty proud of the fact that the guys can do that.”
Dierks is currently headlining his own Riser Tour, and he’ll be in Panama City Beach, Florida on Saturday (August 30th), and then he’ll join his buddy, Luke Bryan, at Soldier Field in Chicago, on Luke’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour, on Sunday (August 31st).