Ole Miss Says They’re “Monitoring” The Status Of Upcoming Morgan Wallen Show After Singer’s Latest Arrest

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Does Morgan really just not want to play at Ole Miss or something?

Last year, Morgan Wallen was forced to abruptly cancel his concert at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The cancelation came just before Morgan was set to take the stage, and after the openers had already performed, when it was announced that Morgan had lost his voice after the show the night before and would be unable to perform.

He was ultimately forced to cancel several more shows as he received treatment for his voice, while rescheduling the Ole Miss show for April 2o, which is just under two weeks from now.

But recent events have fans worried that Morgan’s once again going to have to cancel on Oxford once again.

By recent events of course I’m referring to the singer’s arrest in Nashville this weekend after allegedly throwing a chair off the rooftop of Eric Church’s new downtown bar, Chief’s.

Morgan was ultimately charged with three felony counts of reckless endangerment and one count of disorderly conduct, and was released on a $15,000 bond early Monday morning.

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As of right now, the only statement that’s come from the singer or his team has been a short release from his attorney on Monday:

“At 10:53p Sunday evening Morgan Wallen was arrested in downtown Nashville for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. He is cooperating fully with authorities.”

And while there’s been no indication that Morgan will be postponing or canceling any upcoming concerts in the wake of his recent legal trouble, Ole Miss has issued a statement that they’re keeping a close eye on the situation.

Athletic Director Keith Carter confirmed that as of right now, they haven’t heard anything to indicate that the show’s not happening, but that they’re continuing to watch the unfolding situation:

“We are aware of the situation, but no changes have been relayed to us yet. We are obviously monitoring everything very closely.”

The show at Ole Miss is the next tour date listed on Morgan’s schedule, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see whether anything changes due to his latest incident.

Chief’s Pokes Fun At Chair-Throwing Arrest

I’m sure the viral incident was 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