10 Things You Didn't See on the 2014 CMA Awards

Our in-house and backstage reporters share what you didn't catch on TV, from lost underwear to competitor threats

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Dierks Bentley Starts Drunk Sing-Along
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Dierks Bentley Starts Drunk Sing-Along

Compared to the rather excellent, earnest Song of the Year contender "I Hold On," it's easy to write off Dierks Bentley's light-hearted Riser hit "Drunk on a Plane" as a tossed-off, albeit-fun, novelty tune. But whether the ubiquitous song— which nabbed a Single of the Year nod — is more infectious than it deserves to be, or just totally transcendent in it's alcohol-fueled, sorrow-drowning, mile-high revelry, country fans are all about it. When the singer performed it on a runway-fashioned stage an hour and 20 minutes into the show, "Drunk on a Plane" was the first song to inspire an audience-wide chorus sing-along across the arena.

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