Chris Young‘s legal troubles are, thankfully, over. Only a few days after the 38-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest, the charges have been dropped.
“After a review of all the evidence in this case, the Office of the District Attorney has determined that these charges will be dismissed,” Nashville District Attorney, Glenn Funk, said in a statement.
The incident began when Young and some friends were at the Tin Roof, a bar in Nashville, when agents from the Alcoholic Beverage Commission came in to Tin Roof to do a compliance check, later going to DawgHouse, with Young and his friends following them. Although Young was charged after the incident, video footage quickly emerged that disputed the original claim. The ABC agent seemingly became aggressive towards Young, as Young backed away from him.
“What happened to my client Chris Young at a bar in Nashville on Monday night was wrong and he never should have been arrested and charged in the first place,” Young’s attorney, Bill Ramsey, said at the time. “In light of the video evidence, Tennessee ABC needs to drop the charges and apologize for the physical, emotional and professional harm done towards my client.”
Although Young has yet to publicly comment on the incident, Ramsey spoke out after the Nashville DA dropped the charges.
“Mr. Young and I are gratified with the DA’s decision clearing him of the charges and any wrong-doing,” Ramsey said.
Young’s next album, Young Love & Saturday Nights, will be out on March 22. The record marks Young’s first since Famous Friends came out in 2021.
“Albums are all a snapshot of time, right?” Young reflected to Nashville Lifestyles. “This year I was really introspective. I’ve worked a lot on myself. I was in the gym a lot more. I was in the studio a lot more, and I was traveling and working toward this new project— changing things around in my career. There’s been a lot of work that I’ve put in this year, whether it was personal, professional, or even just into my friendships, making sure I was taking time to see people I care about. And I think that probably shows a little bit.”
The 18-track project includes both “Right Now” and his current single, the title track, which is in the Top 40.
“‘Young Love & Saturday Nights’ is a song that just kind of fell in my lap, so to speak,” Young told his record label. “We were having some meetings, people were cycling in and out of the Sony building playing songs for the record. Obviously, I write most of my stuff, but not all. You look at the history of my music, you’ll find a lot of songs that have gone No. 1, and been huge hits for me that I didn’t write as well as the ones I did. And this is one that I definitely wish I had written. I just fell in love with it from first listen; obviously a summer vibe behind this one.”
Young will embark on his Young Love & Saturday Nights Tour on April 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Find music and tour dates at ChrisYoungCountry.com.