Dierks Bentley Wins Video of the Year at the 2015 ACM Awards
Dierks Bentley has won the 2015 ACM Award for Video of the Year for his clever "Drunk on a Plane" clip.
The Academy of Country Music announced Bentley's win in a tweet prior to the awards ceremony on Sunday night (April 19):
Directed by Wes Edwards, the hilarious clip originally debuted on the comedy website Funny or Die. It was the first time a country music video appared on the site. Bentley plays multiple roles in the video, as a pilot, a passenger who's getting drunk on a plane, and an unforgettable scene with Bentley sporting a crazy mustache.
"Drunk on a Plane" was Bentley's second No. 1 single from his current album, Riser, which was released in 2014. The album took Bentley's career to another level, resulting in seven overall nominations in the 2015 ACM Awards, including Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.
Bentley says one particular nomination is the most meaningful.
“Album’s what I really want,” Bentley tells Taste of Country. “If I win Album, that’s going on the road, so the fans can see that every night. That’s special. We put in a lot of time making records, and I think in this day and age, with there being such a singles-driven market, I feel like in a way it is good for fans, because people that want to make great albums, really have to make great albums. You really have to go out and make a full-bodied work, or else people aren’t going to buy it.”
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