Country music artist Zach Bryan found himself in legal trouble last Thursday, following an arrest in Vinita, northeast Oklahoma. Bryan, 27, was taken into custody on charges of obstructing an investigation, as per the records available online from Craig County Jail. The arrest took place at 6:42 p.m., but the circumstances leading to the incident remain unclear.
Bryan, a native of Oklahoma, took to social media to express his remorse over the incident. He admitted to having an altercation with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, attributing his behavior to heightened emotions. He confessed to having said things that were inappropriate and out of character, expressing his support for law enforcement and apologizing for his actions.
The country star further stated that his frustration led to the unfortunate incident, which was not typical of his usual demeanor. He acknowledged his arrest and the existence of his mug shot, expressing hope for moving past the incident. Bryan also extended his apologies to the officers involved.
The Craig County sheriff and Bryan’s representatives have been approached for comments, but no statements have been released yet. The news of Bryan’s arrest was initially reported by TMZ.
Bryan, who hails from Oologah, Oklahoma, has been making waves in the country music scene. He released his self-titled album last month, featuring his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit, “I Remember Everything,” a collaboration with Kacey Musgraves. Bryan’s journey to stardom began with uploading songs on YouTube, one of which, “Heading South,” about his time in the US Navy, went viral.
Bryan’s debut album, “DeAnn,” was released in 2019, followed by “Elisabeth” in 2020. His first major-label album, “American Heartbreak,” was released last year. Bryan made his Grand Ole Opry debut in 2021 and was honored with the Academy of Country Music Award for New Male Artist of the Year this year.
Earlier on the day of his arrest, Bryan posted a picture on his Instagram Story of his dog in the passenger seat of a car, hinting at his support for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles are set to play their season opener against the New England Patriots in Massachusetts on Sunday.