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California Man Shot for Singing a Country Song

It appears that in certain places, a man can be shot for singing a Kenny Chesney song. For William Oller, Jr., that place is Shingletown, Calif., and the shooter is his 70-year-old father.

The victim tells KRCR-TV/Redding, Calif., that he can’t remember which of the country star’s tunes he was singing karaoke-style when his father opened fire. The music got William Oller, Sr., so worked up, though, he grazed his son with five bullets, with a sixth still lodged in the would-be singer’s shoulder. Oller, Jr. is now recovering and says that he doesn’t have “total movement” back in his shoulder, but expects that he will.

Certainly weird news, but it has a sad twist. It seems Oller, Sr. was recovering from two strokes at the time of the shooting.

“It is totally out of character and the last thing I want to see is my dad in trouble or prison for something that truly I believe he didn’t know what he was doing at the time,” Oller, Jr. explains, adding that his dad was the one who taught him to sing. “I’m OK … I want my dad to be OK. I love him.”

Watch William Oller, Jr.’s full interview with KRCR here.

Kenny has a shot of his own — at his first-ever Grammy award. The country superstar’s duet with Grace Potter, ‘You and Tequila,’ is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song at the 54th annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony airs live from Los Angeles, Feb. 12 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

Watch Kenny Chesney Celebrate His Grammy Nominations


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