Country singer Zach Bryan, who recently earned his first No. 1 single (“I Remember Everything”) and No. 1 album (Zach Bryan), has been arrested in Oklahoma on obstruction charges, TMZ reports and online records confirm. Bryan was booked into the Craig County Jail tonight (September 7), charged with “Obstruction of Investigation,” and released on bond. Pitchfork has reached out to Bryan’s representatives for comment.
Bryan released his self-titled fourth album last month via Warner and quickly debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. It’s the third country music album to hit No. 1 in 2023. The album’s second single “I Remember Everything” (ft. Kacey Musgraves) debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.
Update: Bryan released a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, apologizing to the officers that arrested him:
Today I had an incident with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Emotions got the best of me and I was out of line in the things I said.
I support law enforcement as much as anyone can, I was just frustrated in the moment, it was unlike me and I apologize. They brought me to jail, and there is a mug shot of me floating around.
Prayers we can all move on from this and prayers people know I’m just trying the best I can, I love you guys and I am truly sorry to the officers.