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Dierks Bentley Gets ‘Drunk on a Plane’ With New Single

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Dierks Bentley‘s flying high with his new single, ‘Drunk on a Plane.’ The song, which is the second single released on his No. 1 album, ‘Riser,’ tells the story of a man who was left at the altar, which Bentley says is, thankfully, not quite true in his own life.

“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,” he says.  “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. 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.”

Bentley co-wrote the song with veteran tunesmiths Chris Tompkins and Josh Kear. The Arizona native says he poured a lot of his own life into his latest collection of tunes.

“I think every record I’ve made has always been a Polaroid snapshot of where I was at that place in time when I made it,” he notes. “But this particular album just has a lot of scenery in the picture. There’s a lot that’s gone on the last two years — more so than any other time in my life. I mean, you look at some of the bookends of making this record . . . my dad passing away at the start of the process, and then my son, Knox, being born at the end of the process. So it was unexpected.”

‘Drunk on a Plane’ already has high expectations. All of Bentley’s 11 previous singles have become No. 1 hits.

Bentley will kick off his Riser Tour on May 9 in Charlotte, N.C. See all of his upcoming shows here.

Download ‘Drunk on a Plane’ here.

Next: The Top Dierks Bentley Songs

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