Well, he certainly spiced things up last year’s CMT Music Awards. I’m talking about the infamous Capt. Holden Mike Johnson — Dierks Bentley’s alter ego best known for his debauchery in the singer’s “Drunk on a Plane” video.
“Drunk on a Plane” is a final nominee for video of the year, but Bentley himself seems to have a hard time keeping tabs on the partying pilot.
“Capt. Holden Mike Johnson … I don’t know where he is right now,” Bentley jokes. “Last I’d heard, he’d been demoted, and he’s flying a little Cessna, smiling somewhere where there are no FAA regulations.
“After his CMT performance debut, I don’t know. I think he’ll still come around every now and then. He’s a strong man with a strong look, and I don’t know. Management’s not too excited about him, but we’ll see.”
What? How could anyone not be excited about Capt. Mike. Heck, I went to a Bentley-hosted party once where Mike made an appearance and gave me my very own pilot’s hat and pair of aviator sunglasses –which I still rock, thank you very much.
Capt. Mike, I will always be a fan. You are a solid guy. Even though, according to Bentley, you did take his wife home after last year’s awards show.
The 2015 CMT Music Awards premieres Wednesday (June 20) at 8 p.m. ET/PT.