Country music sensation Zach Bryan found himself in the headlines for an unexpected reason when he was arrested in Oklahoma on charges of “obstruction of investigation.” The incident occurred on a Thursday, as reported by multiple news outlets, but Bryan was released on bond later the same day.
In a statement following his release, Bryan took ownership of his actions and expressed remorse for his behavior towards the police officers involved. He candidly shared his feelings, saying, “Today I had an incident with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Emotions got the best of me and I was out of line in the things I said. I support law enforcement as much as anyone can; I was just frustrated at the moment. It was unlike me, and I apologize.
They brought me to jail, and there is a mug shot of me floating around. Prayers we can all move on from this, and prayers people know I’m just trying the best I can. I love you guys, and I am truly sorry to the officers.” Bryan went on to provide further details about the incident in a five-minute video.
Later, while en route to a football game in Boston, Bryan posted another five-minute video to explain the sequence of events leading to his arrest. He admitted his foolishness and pledged to address the legalities of the situation upon returning home to Oklahoma. The incident involved two separate encounters with law enforcement within 24 hours.
In the first incident, Bryan was pulled over for driving slightly above the speed limit. He declined to provide his address when asked, leading to a heated exchange. However, Bryan eventually calmed down, and the officer let him off with a warning.
The second encounter occurred the following day when Bryan’s security guard was pulled over. Bryan pulled to the side of the road and stepped out of his vehicle to smoke a cigarette. When the officer instructed him to return to his car, Bryan refused, as he was not the one being pulled over.
Another confrontational exchange ensued, resulting in Bryan spending several hours in jail. Fortunately, both parties eventually resolved the situation amicably, shaking hands in the end.
This incident unfolded during a week of significant developments for the singer. While his recently released eponymous sophomore album and duet with Kacey Musgraves, “I Remember Everything,” achieved chart-topping success on Billboard, Bryan faced criticism on social media regarding high ticket prices for his upcoming 2024 “Quittin’ Time” tour.
Notably, this tour marks his return to Ticketmaster, albeit not exclusively, after his last tour avoided the controversial service.
AEG Presents is promoting the tour, with 42 out of 54 tour dates using Ticketmaster for ticket sales. Additionally, tickets can be found on resale platforms such as StubHub, Vivid Seats, and SeatGeek. It’s important to note that distributing codes for the shows is handled by AEG Presents for all dates, regardless of the ticketing service used.
Q1: What were the charges against Zach Bryan?
Zach Bryan faced charges of “obstruction of investigation” in Oklahoma.
Q2: How did Zach Bryan respond to his arrest?
After his release, Bryan issued a public apology, acknowledging his behavior and expressing support for law enforcement.
Q3: What led to the confrontations with the police?
The first incident involved a traffic stop for speeding, during which Bryan declined to provide his address. In the second incident, Bryan stepped out of his car to smoke a cigarette while his security guard was pulled over, leading to a verbal confrontation with the officer.