Something In The Orange singer Zach Bryan was arrested on Thursday (7 September) on charges of “obstruction of investigation” in Oklahoma, TMZ and Rolling Stone report. He was released on bond on the same day.
The reason for Bryan’s arrest is unclear at this stage, but we’ll update this article when we know more.
Earlier that day, Bryan posted a photo to his Instagram Stories from his car with his dog snoozing on the seat overlooking farmland. Bryan, an eager Philadelphia Eagles fan, captioned the story, “On the road again, gonna go see the birds win”.
This week, Bryan’s self-titled album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with all 16 tracks starring on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. His duet with Kacey Musgraves, I Remember Everything, debuted at #1 in the US.
Last weekend, Bryan called out “terrible people” leaking his old recordings to streaming services after Dead Or Grown, an older song, suddenly appeared on Apple Music.
“I did not release a single today lol, terrible people keep taking my old recordings and releasing them for profits on streaming and listens,” Bryan tweeted on Sunday morning.
Continuing to air his disappointment, Bryan added, “The people of this world just keep getting better in my eyes hahaha”.
After a fan insisted that Bryan “release one in retaliation” and another asked for Deep Satin or Somebody, the singer responded, “I will never release somebody. That is a cringey song (vocally) I wrote when I was 17 years old that I wish now I would have never recorded.
“I hope one day people stop asking me because it’s ten years later man”.
Explaining his new album in a personal statement, Bryan said: “I've got no grand explanation for these songs, I got no riddle in reasoning behind writing them, I don't have a bullshit roll-out plan to stuff it in front of as many people as I can. I just wrote some poems and songs that I want to share because I think they’re special.
“Some of them are heavy, some of them are hopeful, but more than anything what's most important to me is that they're all mine. If people listen to it, I'll be grateful, if people don't, I'll still be grateful because I got the chance in this life to be original when it mattered.”
Information on Bryan’s arrest is still developing.