Morgan Wallen Arrested In Downtown Nashville

Country hitmaker Morgan Wallen was arrested in Downtown Nashville on Saturday evening (May 23) just after 11 pm local time,…


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May 24, 2020


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Country hitmaker Morgan Wallen was arrested in Downtown Nashville on Saturday evening (May 23) just after 11 pm local time, according to Nashville’s WSMV.

According to a police report obtained by WSMV, Wallen was asked to leave Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse (located at 221 Broadway) after “being disorderly inside of the bar and kicking glass items.” Officers at the scene reported that the 27-year-old smelled of alcohol and was given the chance to leave the scene with his friends, however, he chose not to.

According to WKRN, the report stated that he was a “danger to himself and the public” and that he had multiple verbal altercations with passersby.

The singer was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He was booked 11:43 pm on May 23 and released at 1:47 am on May 24.

Morgan Wallen recently earned his third consecutive chart-topping single with “Chasin’ You.”

UPDATE: According to court records, Wallen is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing on both charges on July 1, 2020.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.