“Our Pigs Fly, Our Chairs Don’t” – Sign On Eric Church’s Nashville Bar Pokes Fun At Morgan Wallen’s Chair-Throwing Arrest

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That’s how you make the most of some unwanted publicity.

In case you missed it, Eric Church’s new Nashville bar, Chief’s, opened this past week. But yesterday they found themselves in the spotlight after news broke that Morgan Wallen was arrested late Sunday night for throwing a chair from the 6th floor rooftop.

According to News Channel 5, officers arrested Morgan, who was pointed out by the staff as the culprit, after the chair stuck the ground just a few feet from where they were standing. Nashville Metro Police reviewed security footage and it confirmed that he threw an object off the roof.

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Wallen was arrested on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon/reckless endangerment, two counts for the two officers who were in the vicinity and one for the danger to the public. Wallen was also charged with disorderly conduct with a bond was set at $15,250.

He was released early yesterday morning, with his next court appearance set for May 3.

Now, probably not what Chief’s had in mind for their opening weekend. But it looks like they decided to roll with it.

The marquee sign on the bar, which previously read “The Trouble Begins April 5th,” has been changed in a nod to their famous Rodney Scott’s barbeque, as well as Morgan’s viral arrest:

“Our Pigs Fly, Our Chairs Don’t”

Not gonna lie, that’s pretty funny.

Of course Church and Morgan Wallen are close friends, with their duet “Man Made A Bar” poised to take the #1 spot on the country charts next week. And they’re also business partners, announcing earlier this year that they had teamed up to buy Field & Stream and revive the iconic outdoors brand.

So it seems like Chief’s is just going to take their viral moment in stride – although hopefully the rest of the chairs stay on the rooftop.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock