Court appearance for country star Morgan Wallen in chair-throwing case postponed until August

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An initial hearing for country star Morgan Wallen was postponed Friday until August in a case in which he is accused of throwing a chair from the roof of a six-story bar and nearly running over two police officers.

Wallen’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, told reporters that the case is “very complicated” and promised that the singer, who waived his right to be there on Friday, would be at the postponed hearing on August 15.

“I think overall if you can solve it in a way that everyone can live with, everyone wins,” Robinson said.

The “One Thing at a Time” singer has been charged with three felony counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

According to an arrest affidavit, the chair that Wallen allegedly threw from the roof of Chief’s bar on April 7 landed about three feet away from the officers, who spoke to witnesses and reviewed security footage. Witnesses told officers they saw Wallen pick up a chair, throw it off the roof and laugh about it.

Robinson declined to say whether he believes Wallen threw away the chair and instead pointed to a statement Wallen issued saying he accepted “responsibility” and was “not proud” of his behavior. The statement did not include an apology, but did mention that “improvements” needed to be made and that law enforcement was being contacted.

Wallen, one of the biggest names in country today, is currently on a stadium tour. He will perform three nights in Nashville, including Friday and Saturday at Nissan Stadium.

The album ‘One Thing at a Time’ spent 16 weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 in 2023 and was the most consumed album in the US last year. Top 10 hits from the album included ‘Last Night’, ‘You Proof’ and ‘Thinkin’ Bout Me’.

In 2021, Wallen was suspended indefinitely from his label after a video surfaced of him shouting racial slurs. In 2020, he was arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct after being kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in downtown Nashville.