The singer, known for his hit song “I Remember Everything” with Kacey Musgraves, was booked at Craig County Jail in Vinita, Oklahoma, on Thursday evening. He has been released on bond, according to local news outlet News on 6.
Bryan, in a post to X (formerly Twitter), wrote that he had an “incident” with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, adding that his “emotions” got the best of him and he was “out of line in the things” he said.
“I support law enforcement as much as anyone can, I was just frustrated in the moment, it was unlike me and I apologize,” wrote Bryan, who grew up less than an hour drive from Vinita, in Oologah, Oklahoma. “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.”
Just under an hour after the message, Bryan wrote: “STILL FUCKN HIGHWAYING ACROSS THE COUNTRY OL SONS LETS GOOOO.”
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…
— Zach Bryan (@zachlanebryan) September 8, 2023
Bryan, who was recently credited with “reviving country music” in a Rolling Stone story, wrote on Instagram earlier Thursday that he was “on the road,” suggesting that he was heading to see the Philadelphia Eagles — his favorite NFL team — play the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Sunday.
He later shared that his dog Jack Daniels, who was pictured in the car in his Instagram post, was doing “perfect” following the arrest and was still riding shotgun in his vehicle.
An artist’s debut at the top of both charts is a music rarity, as only four other acts ― Taylor Swift, Drake, BTS and Future ― have achieved the feat, according to Billboard.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Craig County Sheriff’s Office and a representative for Bryan were not immediately available when HuffPost reached out for comment.