Morgan Wallen is opening up about his arrest and subsequent hang with Kid Rock for the first time ever.
The country hitmaker exclusively spoke with Bobby Bones on The Bobby Bones Show about the incident on Friday morning (May 29).
Wallen was arrested on Saturday (May 23) at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse in downtown Nashville. The singer/songwriter, who was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, recalled the events that led to his arrest.
“I think I’ve built kind of a reputation for being a little bit rowdy and maybe even rampbucitons at times. Usually, it’s fun-loving,” Wallen admitted. “We’ve been kind of cooped up in this quarantine for a couple months. I had a couple of my buddies come down and some old friends got a bit more rowdy than I guess we planned and I took the hit.”
The East Tennessee native went on to explain that he can’t quite remember every detail of the night when Bones asked him about the reported glass breaking that occurred at the bar.
“I’m gonna be completely honest,” he told Bones. “The whole night is pretty fuzzy to me. I am pretty sure I broke a shot glass. I had met some fans and they bought me a shot and we like slammed it on the table and mine broke.”
Wallen was booked 11:43 pm on May 23 and released at 1:47 am on May 24. He said that his friends bailed him out of jail, not Kid Rock.
“I wish I could say that he did,” Wallen confessed.
Kid Rock did reach out to Wallen the following day, however.
“He did text me the next night and was like, ‘hey man, everything’s all good?’ He was not supportive or condoning it,” Wallen explained. “He was like, ‘man, it happens.’”
Kid Rock then invited Wallen to hang out at his Nashville-area property. Wallen, who had never met him, accepted the invitation.
“I told him I was sorry and I didn’t really mean any harm,” he shared. “I guess if you’re gonna meet Kid Rock, I guess you gotta get kicked out of his bar.”
During the interview, Wallen also opened up about his small-town upbringing, his latest No.1 single, “Chasin’ You,” and his brand new release, “More Than My Hometown.”
“The response has been overwhelming,” Wallen said of “More Than My Hometown.”
He went on to explain that the original plan was to release “This Bar” as his next single, but that the fans’ response to “More Than My Hometown” gave them “no choice” but to push that one to country radio.
For more with Bones and Wallen, click the video above.