Dierks Bentley is all about getting drunk on a plane and now you can, too. In celebration of his new single, “Drunk on a Plane,” he launched a photo app that allows fans to upload their personal photos and add their own story to the snapshot with various graphics.
During rehearsals for the ACM Awards, Bentley and Crow spoke with Radio.com about the song they performed on the show together, “I Hold On,” as well as Bentley’s next single “Drunk on a Plane.”
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Some of the artists performing at this year’s ACM Awards talked with Radio.com backstage during rehearsals about the songs they’d be singing and what that experience meant to them.
Bentley and Crow will perform “I Hold On,” Brice will perform his ACM-nominated “I Drive Your Truck” and Paisley will make the national television debut of his new single “River Bank.”
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.
The legendary artist will receive the Crystal Milestone Award during this year’s ACMs. Haggard is also the subject of the upcoming tribute album “Working Man’s Poet,” featuring many top country stars.
Watch as Bentley and his band put their spin on Avicii’s dance hit, complete with fiddle.
“I’ve found the more personal that I write, the more universal the song tends to be for some reason. A song can really take a life of its own after you put it out there.”
“My job as a songwriter is to capture my life and transfer it onto an album,” Bentley said during the New York premiere of his film “Dierks Bentley: Riser.” “The more personal you get, the more country fans can relate to it.”
“It’s a pretty dark song,” he said. “I’m not afraid of trying things. It’s a song I believe in, but it pushed the album release back about four months.”
“I’m not just putting out a collection of songs,” Bentley said of Riser. “I think in the end I have a record that really reflects who I am and who I’m trying to be. I definitely feel I’ve come out the other side stronger.”
“The record I had originally made, my dad was alive at the time and my wife and I had two kids. Life was stabilized,” Bentley said. “And then all of a sudden my dad passed away. Then my wife got pregnant and my son was coming, which was just a whole mix of emotions for me.”
Bentley and rock band OneRepublic are teaming up for the next edition of CMT Crossroads, set to air in mid-March.
“I wanted this album to be that deeper look at who I am and who I try to be, and so I guess it’s the same with this film too. The first time I watched the rough edit, I actually got physically uncomfortable because it’s all in there.”
Singing along to your new songs while sipping beer on your tour bus? Then posting the results online? It’s a novel way to preview your album…and it works. Watch Bentley go track by track through the songs on ‘Riser’ in an intimate, laid-back listening session.
Dierks Bentley today announced his summer headlining Riser Tour, which will begin May 9 in and cover major cities across the U.S. and Canada.
“There’s a lot of really intense material on this record, but there’s also a lighter side that is equally important in telling the story of the last two years of my life.”