Davidson County DA clears Chris Young of All Charges

The country singer and Grand Ole Opry member was arrested earlier in the week an incident with Tennessee’s ABC agents in Nashville.

Country star Chris Young has had all the pending charges against him dropped, days after the chart-topper was arrested at the Dawg House bar in Nashville, Tennessee.

Young was facing charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and assault on an officer in connection with the incident.

“After a review of all of the evidence in this case, the office of the district attorney has determined that these charges will be dismissed,” Davidson county District Attorney Glenn Funk said in a statement on Friday evening.

Young was at the Tin Roof bar on Demonbreun Street around 8:30pm CT Monday when agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Commission arrived for a compliance check, according to an affidavit.

The affidavit said when he agents walked into the bar, Young had his ID in his hand above his head, his ID was scanned, determined to be accurate and the agents walked away.

"Mr. Young started asking questions that were answered at that time and then began video recording us. We left the bar after finishing our check and went to Dawg House next door to continue compliance checks," the affidavit said. It noted that Young and several of his friends followed.

The agents checked the bar's credentials and began to leave when Young approached them, the affidavit said.

"While walking out the door, Mr. Young put his hands out to stop me from leaving the bar and struck me on the shoulder. I then pushed Mr. Young to create distance since I had no idea of who Mr. Young was or what he had," the affidavit reads. It adds that Young had slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes.

Young’s attorney had a different view on the events and released video footage of the altercation between the “Think Of You” singer and the agents.

“What happened to my client Chris Young at a bar in Nashville on Monday night was wrong," Ramsey said. He also called on the Tennessee ABC to apologize "for the physical, emotional and professional harm done towards my client."

The video released by Mr Ramsey showed several angles from Dawg House. No video from the Tin Roof was released and none of the video captured any of the supposed argument between the agents and Chris Young.

“Mr. Young and I are gratified with the DA’s decision clearing him of the charges and any wrong-doing,” Ramsey said in a statement shared Friday by Young's representative.

In music related news, Chris Young’s next album, Young Love & Saturday Nights, is set to be released on March 22, 2024 and features the rising hit title track which interpolates a classic David Bowie melody into a new, yet familiar song.