Dierks Bentley Appointed to Nashville Airport Authority Board by Nashville Mayor

Dierks Bentley may not be getting ‘Drunk on a Plane’ anymore, but he’ll still be flying high as one of the new members of the Nashville Airport Authority Board.

Although Bentley is more known to fans as a top country artist with multiple No. 1 hits and a killer concert presence, he spends a lot of his free time up in the air as a pilot. Noting his presence in the community as well as his connection to the air industry and his dedication to the profession, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry thought it was right to nominate the country singer to join onto the Board of Directors for the council.

“As a leader in the Nashville music industry and as a pilot himself, Dierks brings a unique perspective to the board of the MNAA having flown into hundreds of airports worldwide. He will lend an important voice to the Airport Authority which will be managing the $1.2 billion capital investment in the MNAA facilities, while working to make our airport a true international hub for commerce and tourism,” she said in a statement to The USA TODAY Network—Tennessee.

While Bentley still must be officially voted into the Board next month, his recommendation by Barry serves of great honor and admiration for the “Black” singer’s contribution back into the Music City society. He’ll plan to keep his job of being a country music entertainer as the Metro position serves as a voluntary opening.

In the meantime, Bentley has a loaded schedule of touring for the summer and fans can find more information about his tour dates on his website.