Country music star Gretchen Wilson arrested at Connecticut airport for 'breach of peace'

The 'Redneck Woman' singer was charged with second-degree breach of peace after she allegedly became belligerent while being interviewed by state troopers.


                            Country music star Gretchen Wilson arrested at Connecticut airport for 'breach of peace'

Country singer Gretchen Wilson was arrested in Connecticut Tuesday night. She was accused of creating a disturbance at Bradley International Airport.

Gretchen Wilson performs onstage at the WME Party during IEBA 2017 Conference on October 17, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for IEBA)
Gretchen Wilson performs onstage at the WME Party during IEBA 2017 Conference on October 17, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for IEBA)

As NBC Connecticut reports, state police responded to the airport at 7.18 pm local time Tuesday after reports of a disturbance on an incoming flight. They said that they interviewed 45-year-old Wilson, of Lebanon, Tennessee on the jetway and she became 'belligerent' toward the troopers and caused a disturbance.

Wilson was reportedly charged with second-degree breach of peace. Her bond was set at $1,000 and she’s expected in court on Wednesday. The incident remains under investigation and at this point, it remains unclear if she has an attorney.

Having sold over 8 million records worldwide, Gretchen Wilson is a certified platinum singer best known for her debut effort, 2004's 'Redneck Woman', which grabbed her a nod at the Grammys. She has charted 13 singles on the Billboard country charts, of which five have reached Top Ten.

The singer, who is a vocal supporter of the Republican Party (she once played a version of the Heart song 'Barracuda' for Sarah Palin during her 2008 run) is scheduled to perform a private invitation-only show at Mohegan Sun tonight and there has been no confirmation as to whether the gig will proceed as planned.

This is a developing story. We will update it as and when more information surfaces.

Gretchen Wilson performs onstage at the WME Party during IEBA 2017 Conference on October 17, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for IEBA)
Gretchen Wilson performs onstage at the WME Party during IEBA 2017 Conference on October 17, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for IEBA)