Country singer Chris Young has been cleared of all charges following his arrest at the Dawg House Bar in Nashville. The Nashville District Attorney, Glenn Funk, announced the dismissal of charges, including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and assault on an officer, after a thorough review of the evidence.
The initial incident occurred during a compliance check by Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents at the Tin Roof bar. Young, whose ID was verified, began questioning and recording the agents. The situation escalated when Young and others followed the agents into the Dawg House, leading to physical contact between Young and an agent, as detailed in the arrest affidavit.
In response to the charges being dropped, Young’s attorney, Bill Ramsey, expressed gratification with the decision, emphasizing that Young should never have been arrested. Ramsey had previously released video footage contradicting the accuracy of the affidavit’s events.
The video showed Young reaching out toward an agent, who then pushed him, causing Young to fall to the ground. Ramsey called for an apology from the Tennessee ABC for the harm caused to his client.
Young, known for hits like “The Man I Want to Be” and “Gettin’ You Home,” welcomed the decision, and his representative shared a statement expressing gratitude for the DA’s decision, clearing him of charges and any wrongdoing.
The incident had sparked controversy, with Young’s attorney highlighting discrepancies in the official account. The singer, now cleared of charges, looks ahead to the release of his upcoming album, “Young Love & Saturday Nights,” scheduled for March 22.