Chris Young Thanks Fans After Assault Charges Are Dropped: ‘It’s Not Something I Wish Anybody Has to Go Through Ever’

Chris Young shared an official message to fans on Thursday (Feb. 1) after Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk previously dismissed all charges against the singer following Young’s alleged altercation at Nashville bar Dawg House with Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission agents. The incident led to a subsequent arrest with three misdemeanor charges.

All charges against the singer were dismissed on Monday after security footage of the incident showed that Young had reached out to one of the agents, who then shoved Young to the floor of the bar (Young later released photos on Instagram that showed bruises the singer allegedly got from being shoved to the ground).

In a video message Young shared via Instagram, he spoke directly to fans and supporters, saying, “Hey guys, so I just wanted to say something. You know, I’m still processing a lot through the false accusations and everything that went on in the past week. But I wanted to say first and foremost, thank you to everybody that had my back. It meant the world to me and I had so many friends and fans reach out and say ‘We got you, we don’t believe you did any of this.’ So it’s really nice to see the charges get dismissed. It’s not something I wish anybody has to go through ever. But, like I said, the bright spot was seeing just all the love and support.”

As a thank you to his fans, Young revealed that he plans to release a new song at midnight: “Double Down,” from his upcoming album Young Love & Saturday Nights. Written by Monty Criswell, Derek George and Tyler Reeve, “Double Down” is one of 18 songs on the album, which is due March 22 via Sony Music Nashville.

“We’re going to put out ‘Double Down’ at midnight and I really hope you guys enjoy this one. Crank it up, enjoy it – I appreciate you, I love you, and thank you,” Young said.

Young previously addressed online trolls with a social media post that contained a clip of some security video footage of the incident. “For all the trolls saying ‘Don’t touch a cop,’ I didn’t touch him,” read text on the clip. He also captioned the video by addressing the online trolls directly, writing, “Stop coming at me.”

Young’s current single, the album’s title track, currently resides at No. 34 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart.  

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