Dierks Bentley pulled out all the stops when for his encore performance at his recent Nashville show. He ended his What the Hell Tour stop on Saturday (Jan. 21) with “Drunk on a Plane,” sung by a few of Bentley’s famous friends.
For the epic encore at Bridgestone Arena, Bentley manned a massive jet airliner onto the stage. Dressed in his pilot threads, he flipped through and drank from a solo cup while lounging in the pilot’s seat. He finally emerged from the plane, zipped his fly and got the party started.
Midway through the song, Bentley pulled a little boy from the crowd onstage and swapped his pilot hat for the kid’s tiny cowboy hat. Moments later, openers Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi emerged from beside the jet to help Bentley close things out. But Dierks had a few more surprises up his sleeve.
Pilot-in-training Bentley also recruited Chase Rice, Cassadee Pope and Kelsea Ballerini for the musical send-off. He even recruited his “Different for Girls” duet partner Elle King for the song’s final verse.
Bentley played his heart out throughout the show despite being sick. He told the crowd he even got a steroid shot in his butt to make the Music City performance. Talk about dedication!
If you haven’t caught Bentley’s What the Hell Tour, there’s still time. Bentley recently added even more cities to his tour schedule.