Country singer Sam Hunt apologizes after being charged with DUI in Nashville

Hunt was charged with driving under the influence and having an open container, the Davidson County sheriff's office said.

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/ Source: NBC News
By Janelle Griffith

Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested Thursday morning on DUI charges in Nashville.

Sam Hunt was booked into Davidson County jail around 6 a.m. and released on $2,500 bond shortly after 9 a.m., the official said.Davidson County Sheriff's Office

Hunt, 34, was charged with driving under the influence and having an open container, a representative of the Davidson County sheriff's office told NBC News.

Hunt was booked into Davidson County jail around 6 a.m. and released on $2,500 bond shortly after 9 a.m., the official said.

He has a hearing scheduled for Jan. 17, 2020, according to a court clerk. It was not immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

The musician tweeted an apology Friday.

"Thursday night I decided to drive myself home after drinking at a friend’s show in downtown Nashville," Hunt wrote. "It was a poor and selfish decision and I apologize to everyone who was unknowingly put at risk and let down by it. It won’t happen again."

The four-time Grammy nominee released his debut album "Montevallo" in 2014. His hits include "Body Like a Back Road" and "Downtown's Dead."