CMT News is reporting that multiple fan-recorded videos shows country singer Luke Bryan pausing mid-song during his Wednesday performance at Charlie Daniels‘ Volunteer Jam in Nashville, to punch a man in the face! Now Bryan by all accounts, is a nice guy. So what prompted him to go after that fan? Apparently front row guy was repeatedly flipping Bryan the bird! Daniels’ Volunteer Jam raises money for veterans causes and Bryan was incensed that the fan, with veterans and families in the audience, subjected the crowd to his rude gesture. More videos below show multiple angles of the moment, but it sure looks like Bryan let front row guy have it! Read Bryan’s statement on the incident below as well.
Bryan’s publicist issued a statement about the incident:
It was insulting not only to him, but more importantly to the men, women and families sitting around him who were there to support and celebrate Charlie Daniels and the efforts of raising money for the military veterans — some of who were in the audience. The concert security personnel saw the man’s disruptive actions of the event and he was escorted out.