According to Rolling Stone, Zach Bryan was arrested on Thursday in Oklahoma on charges of “obstruction of investigation.” On the same day, the singer-songwriter was released under release on bail.
Bryan sent a message on X, previously Twitter, following his arrest. “I ran into the Oklahoma Highway Patrol today,” the person said. “Emotions got the better of me, and I said things that were inappropriate,” he wrote on Thursday. “I support law enforcement in whatever way I can, but I was really upset at the time, and I apologize. A mug photo of me is flying around, and they took me to jail. I hope everyone will understand that I’m simply doing my best, that I love you guys, and that we can all move on from this. I’m also really apologetic to the cops.
The request for comment from Rolling Stone was not immediately answered by a Bryan representative. The Vinita, Oklahoma, Craig County Sheriff’s Office was unable to offer any details.
In a recent Instagram Stories post by Bryan, a picture of a dog sitting in his passenger seat was accompanied by the statement, “On the road again, gonna go see the birds win.” Bryan is an ardent supporter of the Eagles and resides in Philadelphia.
Bryan’s arrest comes after a run of historically successful performances. His self-titled album, which sold the equivalent of 200,000 units in its first week, debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 albums list this week. It concurrently topped the rock, rock & alternative, Americana/folk, and country charts along with Spotify, iTunes, and iTunes Country. All 16 of its songs debuted in the Top 50 of the Billboard Hot 100, with his duet with Kacey Musgraves, “I Remember Everything,” entering at Number One.
Bryan has experienced a turbulent 24 hours. He fought off criticism from fans upset about the cost of tickets for his 2024 Quittin’ Time Tour while on a high from the Number One premiere of his new album and his Number One duet with Musgraves. Bryan returned to Ticketmaster on Wednesday after abstaining on his previous tour to combat scalpers and keep ticket pricing fair. Prices skyrocketed compared to his previous tour, with some tickets fetching almost $1,000.
Another lesson in the lives of 27-year-olds: “Damned if you do and damned if you don’t,” he tweeted.
Bryan will perform the majority of his arena shows on the Quittin’ Time Tour, along with a handful in stadiums, around the nation. The first two performances occur in the United Centre in Chicago on March 6 and 7, 2024, while the last two occur at the BOK Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on December 13 and 14. Additionally, he will perform twice at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles’ stadium.
The 2023 CMA Awards unveiled its finalists on Thursday morning, and Bryan is also up for New Artist of the Year.