Update - the charges against Chris Young have now been dropped, with Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk making an official statement, “Regarding the Chris Young incident – After a review of all the evidence in this case, the Office of the District Attorney has determined that these charges will be dismissed”.
Chris Young has been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assaulting an officer at a Nashville bar on Monday evening (January 22nd, 2024).
The ‘Famous Friends’ hitmaker reportedly assaulted a Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission agent named Joseph T. Phillips. Phillips alleges that Chris Young and a group of friends followed the TABC officers from Nashville's Tin Roof venue to DawgHouse as they carried out compliance checks. At Tin Roof, Young reportedly spoke to the agents and began recording them on his phone.
Young's attorney, Bill Ramsey, has issued a statement regarding the incident, “What happened to my client Chris Young at a bar in Nashville on Monday night was wrong and he never should have been arrested and charged in the first place. In light of the video evidence, Tennessee ABC needs to drop the charges and apologize for the physical, emotional and professional harm done towards my client”.
After two officers handcuffed Chris Young, he was arrested and placed into jail at around 10pm. Bond was set at $2,500, which Young paid, before being released shortly after 1am.
The primary role of TABC agents is ensuring bars and liquor stores are serving alcohol in accordance with legal stipulations, such as by carrying out checks to prevent underage sales.
Details are still emerging about the nature of the arrest, and Chris Young is yet to comment on what happened.
The Tennessee native is currently readying his new album, Young Love & Saturday Nights, for March 22nd, with the project set to feature the recently released singles, ‘Looking For You’, ‘All Dogs Go To Heaven’, ‘Right Now’ and the title-track.
For more on Chris Young, see below: