Country Star Morgan Wallen Faces Legal Turmoil Over Reckless Rooftop Incident


Nashville, the mecca of country music, is abuzz with chatter as one of its shining stars makes headlines for all the wrong reasons. Renowned country crooner, Morgan Wallen, finds himself amidst legal troubles. The scandal revolves around allegations related to the hurling of a chair from the rooftop of a six-story bar—a misdemeanor that he is not exactly jubilant about.

Acclaimed for his chart-topping melodious tune, “One Thing at a Time,” Wallen found himself in the spotlight this Friday. The star took to his social media platform, publicly addressing the incident linked to his recent arrest in the music city. Garnering attention nationwide, Wallen is due in court on May 3 and stares at felony counts of reckless endangerment, a trifecta to be precise, as well as a single count of disorderly conduct – attestations borne out by court records.

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The official arrest report throws light on the unseemly incident. Wallen, basking in the nightlife at Chief’s bar, allegedly threw a chair from the bar’s roof, narrowly missing officers by merely three feet. Eyewitness statements complemented by security footage added credence to the reported event, which culminated in Wallen’s arrest on the early hours of April 8.

Wallen, expressing remorse, publicly acknowledged his transgressions. “I didn’t feel right publicly checking in until I made amends with some folks. I’ve touched base with Nashville law enforcement, my family, and the good people at Chief’s. I’m not proud of my behavior, and I accept responsibility,” he posted on his X account, his platform of choice after distancing himself from Twitter.

A household name in the modern country genre, Wallen’s tour schedule remains unaltered despite the unruly event. His itinerary includes a planned concert at Oxford, Mississippi’s Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, scheduled for the forthcoming Saturday.

Paying homage to law enforcement and their tireless efforts, the singer maintained that his tour would proceed as planned. His post ended with his initials, a simple “-MW.”

Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” album held sway at the Billboard 200 for an impressive 16-week stint in 2023. The album’s widespread consumption secured it the top spot among the year’s most-consumed albums stateside. Included in its array of top 10 hits were “Last Night,” “You Proof” and “Thinkin’ Bout Me.”

The present situation isn’t Wallen’s maiden brush with controversy. In 2021, he faced an indefinite suspension from his label subsequent to surfacing video footage of Wallen uttering a racial slur. The preceding year saw him crossing paths with law enforcement again on public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges, a consequence of being ousted from Kid Rock’s bar in the heart of Nashville.