Morgan Wallen Issues Apology Following Nashville Arrest

Morgan Wallen took to Twitter on Sunday (May 24) to issue a statement regarding his recent arrest. “Hey y’all just…


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May 24, 2020

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Morgan Wallen took to Twitter on Sunday (May 24) to issue a statement regarding his recent arrest.

“Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air,” he wrote. “I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn’t mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected. Thank you to the local authorities for being so professional and doing their job with class. Love y’all.”

Wallen was arrested on Saturday (May 23) in Nashville at 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.” According to a police report, Wallen was given multiple chances to leave with his friends but did not.

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. 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.