On Tuesday, the country music star, Gretchen Wilson, found herself detained by police at an airport in Connecticut. In a report obtained by E! News, the police went to Bradley International Airport in relation to a “minor disturbance” on an arriving flight.
A source close to the scene explained, “Wilson was being belligerent to another passenger, and causing all sorts of problems on the plane. After awhile, the flight attendants had no choice but to get the authorities involved; to be honest, it was deserved.”
According to the report, the singer became aggressive and rude with the police, and “caused a disturbance.” They took her into custody for “Breach Of Peace,” and her bond was set at approximately $1,000.
The publication also obtained a mugshot of her looking intoxicated and with her eyes closed. The singer, who lives in Tennessee, now has a court date scheduled in Connecticut.
In 2005, Wilson won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for her immensely popular song, “Redneck Woman.” Her most recent record, Ready To Get Rowdy, was released in June 2017.
Wilson has released a number of different albums since her breakout hit, “Redneck Woman,” but the last three didn’t perform so well.
In 2011, she was nominated for Album Of The Year, for These Days. Since then, her career has been lackluster. In 2008, she dealt with a copyright infringement lawsuit with The Black Crowes, who accused her of stealing their song, “Jealous Again.”
Eventually, they settled out of court, and the songwriters, Chris and Rich Robinson, of The Black Crowes, were given credit for the track.
While this recent arrest was a stain on her reputation, Wilson has contributed to a number of different charities and philanthropic organizations, including for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as well as St. Jude Children’s Reach Hospital.