Country singer Gretchen Wilson was arrested at Conn. airport
Country singer Gretchen Wilson was arrested at Bradley International Airport on Tuesday night for allegedly causing a “minor disturbance” on a flight.
State Police were waiting for Wilson when her flight touched down at the airport in Windsor Locks shortly after 7 p.m.
“While interviewing the accused on the jetway she became belligerent towards the troopers and caused a distrurbance,” state police said.
She was then taken into custody for breach of peace.
Wilton, 45, of Lebanon, Tenn. will appear in Enfield Superior Court on Wednesday. Her bond was set at $1,000.
State police did not provide details on the alleged “disturbance” on the plane or how she was “belligerent” to state troopers.
Wilson made her debut in March 2004 with the Grammy Award-winning single “Redneck Woman,” a number-one hit on the Billboard country charts. Her debut album, Here For The Party, sold more than five million copies and spawned three more top five hits including, “Homewrecker,” “When I Think About Cheatin’,” and the title track, “Here For The Party.”
She has had 13 singles on Billboard’s country chart. of which five have reached the Top Ten.
In June, Wilson launched a tour that winds up Sept. in Martin, Tenn. Her most recent concert was in Decatur, Ill., according to her web site.
In announcing the tour, she said, “This is going to be a really fun summer. I’ve got a really great band put together that’s a little more southern rock and a little more on the heavy edge of country, and we’re ready to go!”