Chris Young Says He’s “Absolutely” Putting His Mugshot On T-Shirts

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Chris Young is finally starting to laugh about his viral arrest in Nashville last month.

The country music singer was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest after an incident with Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents at a Nashville bar.

According to the arrest affidavit, Young was at Tin Roof on Demonbreun Street in midtown on Monday when agents were completing a compliance check.

“When we walked into the bar, a man sitting at the bar, later found to be Mr. Young, had his ID in his hand above his head. 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 report indicates that his eyes were bloodshot and watery, and his speech was slurred during the incident.

But video quickly surfaced of the incident and told a very different story than the police report.

Video originally posted by Nick Beres of Newschannel 5 in Nashville showed Young in a leather jacket and black hat, reportedly waiting to ask officers why they took a picture of his ID. As he reaches out to the agent walking past him, the officer then pushes Young, knocking him into the bar and onto the ground.

Young then gets up and backs away with his hands up as a crowd gathers in the middle of the altercation.

As expected, the charges were quickly dropped, and Young posted a video of the altercation proving that he didn’t touch the officer before being pushed to the ground.

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And now, it’s time to have some fun with it.

In a chat with Audacy’s Rob + Holly, Chris started talking about the pace at which he releases new music, while accidentally serving himself up for a self-deprecating joke about recently being arrested:

“Unfortunately, for everyone that knows me, there is no one that I do not use as a litmus test when I am making new music. I basically assault people with new music…. although, not like when I was falsely accused of assault.”

He added that he’s now able to laugh about it the incident, and will definitely be putting his mugshot on a shirt:

“I didn’t do anything wrong, now it’s just funny that I have a mugshot. If you don’t think I’ve already started making t-shirts for this, c’mon… I’m absolutely doing that.

This is totally the move by the way. Unless you were arrested for something egregious, which in that case, I’m sure you’re not worried about making shirts… but if it’s something silly like public intoxication or possession of some weed in a state that hasn’t legalized it yet (looking at you Hootie), just run with it. Or, in Chris’ case, you’re arrested for something completely false… go ahead and throw that beauty on some t-shirts… people will buy them. And those vultures on Etsy are gonna make them anyways so you might as well keep the money in your pocket. Take notes, country music.

Maybe he can add it to a pre-order bundle with his upcoming album?

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A beer bottle on a dock