Chris Young Arrested In Nashville, Released On Bond

The events leading up to the arrest took place at a Midtown Nashville bar.


Madeleine O’Connell

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January 23, 2024


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Photo Courtesy Chris Young, Instagram

Country star Chris Young was arrested on Monday night (Jan. 22) in Midtown Nashville after a “hostile” encounter with the Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents.

According to the affidavit obtained by Country Now, Young was charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest (Res. Arr.) and Assault of an Officer.

Why Was Chris Young Arrested in Nashville?

The official document said that the agents with the Alcoholic Beverage Commission entered Tin Roof on Demonbreun Street in Midtown Nashville at 8:30 p.m. to conduct a compliance check.

“When we walked into the bar, a man sitting at the bar, later found to be Mr. Young, had his ID in his hand above his head,” the affidavit reported.

After checking Young’s ID via their AgeID application, the agents then returned the 38-year-old singer’s identification card, determining it was valid. 

“Mr. Young started asking questions that were answered at that time and then began video recording us,” the document continued. “We left the bar after finishing our check and went to Dawg House next door to continue compliance checks.”

Arrested After Altercation With The Agents

The “Right Now” singer and his group of friends followed the agents into the bar and proceeded to talk to customers and bartenders. After arriving at the Dawg House, agents made their way to the back of the bar to check that the establishment had the appropriate credentials to serve alcohol.

“While walking out the door, Mr. Young put his hands out to stop me from leaving the bar and stuck me on the shoulder. I then pushed Mr. Young to create distance, since I had no idea of who Mr. Young was or what he had.” Once that happened, most of the patrons of the bar got up and got between TABC agents and Mr. Young and began yelling and screaming. SA Amorese started trying to talk to Mr. Young, who began walking backwards and not complying with SA Amorese’s orders.

The agents then had to “physically detain” Young to put him in handcuffs. Following his arrest, friends of Young began to follow the agents and made the incident become “hostile.”

The affidavit also reported that Young’s “eyes were blood shot and watery, as well as having slurred speech.”

Chris Young; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images for CMT
Chris Young; Photo by Erika Goldring, Getty Images for CMT

Released On Bond, Due To Appear In Court

Young has since been released on bond. The case remains open with pending charges against the country singer, who is expected to appear in front of Judge Lynda Jones on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 10:30AM CT.

Chris Young has yet to comment on the situation. Country Now has reached out to Young’s team for comment.

New Album And Tour On The Way

This news follows the January 12 release of Young’s burning new song, “Right Now,” This tune, co-written by Young with Chris DeStefano and Josh Hoge, will appear on the multi-platinum, global entertainer’s just announced, ninth studio album, Young Love & Saturday Nights. The 18-track project will be released March 22 via Sony Music Nashville and is named after Young’s Mediabase top 40 and rising title track, “Young Love & Saturday Nights.

Chris Young - Young Love And Saturday Nights
Chris Young – Young Love And Saturday Nights

Additionally, he will be hitting the road this spring on his Young Love & Saturday Nights 2024 Tour. The trek opens April 25 in Tulsa, OK and runs through May 18 where he will bring the tour to a close in Albuquerque, NM.

Joining Young on the road will be special guest Bryan Martin.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.