Country Singer Morgan Wallen Arrested on Felony Charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Country singer Morgan Wallen was arrested in Nashville on Wednesday night, facing three felony charges after allegedly throwing a chair off the roof of a six-story bar. According to the Metro Nashville police, two officers witnessed the incident in front of Chief’s Bar on Broadway, where the chair fell from the rooftop to the street below.

Court records revealed that Wallen, 30, has been charged with three counts of reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He was held on a $15,250 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 3 for “settlement”.

Local outlet WKRN reported that several witnesses observed Wallen picking up the chair and tossing it over the rooftop’s edge, followed by laughter. Police reviewed video footage which confirmed Wallen’s actions, as he was captured throwing an object from the roof, causing it to plummet six stories.

Wallen’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, issued a statement saying that the artist is “cooperating fully with authorities” following his arrest. Prior to the Nashville incident, Wallen recently embarked on the 2024 leg of his One Night at a Time World Tour in Indianapolis, Indiana, performing a 25-song setlist. He is expected to be in Nashville for shows at Nissan Stadium on May 2 and 3.

This is not the first time Wallen has been embroiled in controversy. In 2021, he made headlines when a video surfaced showing him using a racial slur while intoxicated. The incident led to the suspension of his record label contract, disqualification from the 2021 Academy of Country Music Awards, and the removal of his songs from radio airplay. Wallen later revealed that he sought rehabilitation following the incident.