Dierks Bentley Brings ‘Drunk on a Plane’ to 2015 iHeartRadio Country Festival [WATCH]
Bentley took the stage in a blue T-shirt and with a whole lot of energy. Throughout his performance, the singer held the mic out to fans, and they sang out entire lines without any help from him.
Eventually, Bentley made his way down the stage and into the crowd, where he high-fived fans, grabbed their hands and even had one woman run her hands across his abs and back (she was clearly enjoying the moment ... though we would have, too, if we were her).
The singer was all grins when he finished up the song, and the crowd went wild over the ultra-catchy, uptempo, fan-favorite tune.
"Drunk on a Plane" is one of Bentley's most successful singles to date, and its hilarious music video garnered Video of the Year at the 2014 CMA Awards and the 2015 ACM Awards.
When he released the song, Bentley admitted, "I have never been jilted at the altar, but I have had a marriage proposal rejected ... all you can do is pray there’s a good return policy for the ring, get drunk and carry on.
"Whether I have the band with me on stage or it’s just me and my guitar, the fans love this song, and they catch on to the choruses immediately," he adds. "It’s a fun song, but when you really listen, there’s also an underlying lonesomeness, which is what makes it different that a lot of the other uptempo songs I’ve put out.”
Other country stars performing at the second annual iHeartRadio Country Festival included Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and many more. The event took place on May 2 in Austin, Texas, and was broadcast on Wednesday night (May 27) on NBC.
The 39-year-old Bentley will be headlining the annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert at the Ryman Auditorium on June 9. It unofficially kicks off the 2015 CMA Music Festival activities happening around Nashville that week.
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