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Songwriter Dallas Davidson Arrested After Bar Incident

Dallas Davidson
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Country songwriter Dallas Davidson was arrested and charged with multiple offenses after an incident at a Nashville bar Thursday morning (July 10).

According to TMZ, Davidson was at the Tin Roof in downtown Nashville early Thursday when he got into an altercation with some of the other patrons.

Davidson was reportedly challenging people to fight, punching his hand and screaming obscenities, including racial and homophobic slurs. He allegedly screamed, “There’s that f—ing fa—t that punched me.”

According to Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper, police arrived at the scene to find Davidson on the sidewalk in front of the club, unsteady on his feet and with a strong odor of alcohol. He reportedly tried to go after another patron who was walking down the street while Davidson was recounting his version of events to officers.

The songwriter was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication, and booked around 2:50AM. He reportedly underwent a medical screening before being released on his own recognizance.

Davidson is one of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, with hits including Luke Bryan‘s ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me),’ Billy Currington‘s ‘That’s How Country Boys Roll,’ Trace Adkins‘ ‘Hony Tonk Badonkadonk’ and many more to his credit. He is one of the most influential writers in the “bro-country” movement that has dominated the genre in recent years.

While his career is as hot as ever, with Bryan’s ‘That’s My Kind of Night’ and ‘Play It Again’ as hit most recent hits, Davidson’s personal life has been rocky this year. In March his wife, singer-songwriter Sarah Davidson, revealed their divorce during an episode of ‘Private Lives of Nashville Wives,’ in which she starred and Dallas appeared.

“I don’t think that the show had any effect on anything,” she tells the Boot. “I think that it maybe only brought some things to light that were present.”

Davidson has not commented publicly on his arrest.

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