Christopher Alan Young is an American country music singer-songwriter and Barmageddon contender. In 2006, he won Season 4 of the singing competition Nashville Star on the USA network.
After winning, he signed with RCA Records Nashville and released his self-titled debut album the same year. It produced two singles on Hot Country Songs, “Drinkin’ Me Lonely” and “You’re Gonna Love Me.”
His second album, The Man I Want to Be, came out on September 1, 2009. It featured the singles “Voices,” “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” and the title track, all of which reached number one.
Young, 38, was booked into the Nashville Metro jail on Monday, January 22, and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assaulting an officer, Us Weekly can confirm. He was released on Tuesday, January 23.
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What happened to Chris Young country singer?
Glenn Funk, the Nashville District Attorney, has dropped charges against country singer Chris Young, who was arrested earlier this week.
“After reviewing all of the evidence in this case, the Office of the District Attorney has decided that these charges will be dismissed,” Funk stated.
Young was arrested on Monday following an altercation at the DawgHouse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee, and charged with disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer, and resisting arrest.
His arrest came after an altercation with Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents, but video footage from the incident, released by Young’s attorney, appeared to reveal a different story.
Security footage from the incident appeared to show that Young had not been aggressive toward the agents. Instead, he seemed to reach for an agent’s attention before being pushed to the ground by an ABC officer.
Mr. Young was later arrested and released on bonds of $250 for disorderly conduct, $1,000 for resisting arrest, and $1,250 for assault, according to reports from Nashville’s criminal court clerk.
He is supposed to appear in court on February 16. After the charges were dropped, Young’s attorney, Bill Ramsey, said we are happy with the DA’s decision to clear him of the charges.”
According to the arrest affidavit, Young was at Tin Roof around 8:30 p.m. on Monday when Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents arrived to conduct a compliance check.
When they walked in, Young had his ID in his hand, which was scanned and found to be accurate.
Mr. Young’s attorney, Bill Ramsey, stated in an emailed statement that what occurred to his client “was wrong, and he never should have been arrested and charged in the first place.”
The singer has posted a video on TikTok with a message to those who have continued to argue that Young was wrong.
He posted a clip of security footage from the incident on social media, along with the caption: “For all the trolls saying, ‘Do not touch a cop,’ I did not touch him.” He also added the caption, “Stop coming at me.”