Morgan Wallen arrested in Nashville for throwing a chair at Eric Church’s Chief’s: Police

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Morgan Wallen arrested: On Sunday night, an incident took place on the rooftop of Eric Church’s bar.

Country music star Morgan Wallen, who won eleven awards at the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, found himself in trouble late Sunday night at Chief’s, a new six-story honky-tonk in Nashville co-owned by his longtime friend Eric Church.

Morgan Wallen was arrested on charges of three counts of reckless endangerment and one count of disorderly conduct.

According to the police report, the 30-year-old singer allegedly threw a chair from the rooftop of the bar around 11 p.m. The chair narrowly missed hitting Metro Nashville police officers who were standing just outside the bar.

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Security footage captured Wallen allegedly lunging and throwing an object over the roof, as stated by the report.

Witnesses reported that Wallen laughed after the incident.

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In a statement provided to the Tennessean by Wallen’s representatives, his lawyer Worrick Robinson of Worrick Robinson Law stated, “At 10:53 p.m. CT Sunday, Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is cooperating fully with authorities.”

Wallen was released on a $15,250 bond around 3:30 a.m. Monday. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 3, which coincides with one of his planned concert dates at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium. He is set to perform there from May 2-4.

As of now, no statement has been issued regarding Morgan Wallen’s makeup date for his canceled 2023 appearance at Oxford, Mississippi’s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on April 20, 2024, or if his headlining appearance at the Stagecoach Festival on April 28 will be affected by his recent arrest.

It’s worth noting that last year, Wallen canceled a show on April 24, 2023, citing the need for vocal rest. This cancellation occurred just 11 dates into his seven-month global tour, and he refunded the cost of the tickets. At the time, Wallen expressed his apologies to his fans, stating, “I am so sorry, I promise you guys I tried everything I could.”

History of Morgan Wallen with Lower Broadway

Wallen has a bit of a history with the law down on Lower Broadway.

Back on May 24, 2020, he got himself into some trouble. He was arrested for being drunk in public and causing a scene outside Kid Rock’s honky-tonk joint in downtown Nashville.

The cops said Wallen got booted out of the place around 11 p.m. because he was kicking stuff around. Then, instead of calming down, he started arguing with people on the street while the police were watching.

They tried to get him to leave peacefully a few times, but he wouldn’t budge. So, they had to arrest him for his safety and the safety of others.

Wallen just dropped some big news. He’s opening up a bar in Nashville called ‘This Bar’ in 2024, paying tribute to his Tennessee roots. The spot will be a six-story joint located at 107 4th Avenue North on Lower Broadway, and it’s gonna be all about live music and good eats.

Why ‘This Bar’? Well, it’s named after his 2019 song where he croons, “I found myself in this bar / Making mistakes and making new friends.”

In a press release, Wallen said, “I sing about finding myself in ‘This Bar,’ and now it’s coming to life. This venue will hold to everything I love and is inspired by my fans and the way they have embraced me and my music.”

Morgan Wallen’s 2024 at-present

On Sunday, Wallen was notably absent from the 2024 CMT Music Awards in Austin, Texas.

This absence ties back to a controversy from 2021 when Wallen was caught on camera using a racial slur while intoxicated outside his home. As a result, CMT decided to remove Wallen’s music from all their platforms, a ban that has been upheld for three years.

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CMT representatives made it clear that they stand firm in their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, stating via social media, “We do not tolerate or condone words and actions that are in direct opposition to our core values that celebrate diversity, equity & inclusion.”

While the CMT Music Awards were happening, Wallen was hanging out at Chief’s back in Nashville. This followed his return from headlining the “One Night at a Time” tour kickoff at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4 and 5. Notably, both dates set attendance records for the venue.

Eric Church and Wallen’s business interests

Chief’s, which opened on April 5, kicked off its Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year’s residency titled “To Beat The Devil.” The venue, nestled within the intimate Neon Steeple, has a capacity of 400 people.

This venture by Church was announced back in early 2022, with AJ Capital taking the lead on the renovation. AJ Capital has solidified its position as a major real estate developer in Music City over the past decade.

Both Church and Wallen have been actively involved in Nashville’s music community. They collaborated on renovating North Nashville’s historic Club Baron venue, with donations coming from Wallen’s Morgan Wallen Foundation and the Church’s contributions through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Chief Cares Fund.

Furthermore, Church and Wallen recently joined forces to acquire and revitalize the venerable Field & Stream outdoor lifestyle brand, which boasts a 152-year-old legacy. They have exciting plans for the brand, including a limited-edition apparel line and the launch of the “Field & Stream Music Festival” in the fall, co-produced by Southern Entertainment.

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