DARIUS RUCKER was accused of disrespecting the police at his concert on Sunday. Details are sketchy, but whatever did happen, it was enough for him to issue a statement on Monday saying his words were "misconstrued."
Here's what we know. Somebody posted a photo from the concert of Darius on stage holding his hands up in the air and allegedly saying, "Stop shooting unarmed people."
A police officer saw the post and wrote that he was "offended" by him painting "all cops as bad and racist." And then he posted a "correction" saying Darius's comments were "paraphrased" from several things he was reading.
Anyway, as we said, Darius took the high road and issued a statement saying his "heart is heavy" because he realized that his message was "misconstrued." He added that he has the "utmost respect for our law enforcement officers."
ERIC CHURCH is still getting asked why he did a surprise release of his "Mr. Misunderstood" album last fall. Some of it we've heard before. He was suddenly inspired to record something, and 30 days later he had a new album.
What happens next is that it gets sent to the record company and the suits sit on it, discuss it over lunch, and basically do what they have to in order to justify their jobs.
But Eric felt it would be a crime to have a brand new album sitting on a shelf for five months, so he decided to release it himself. And this is the part that proves how much he REALLY wanted it to be in the hands of his fans.
He said, quote, "We purchased a record pressing plant in Germany, because we couldn't get the vinyl made in the U.S. Vinyl takes a long time [to press]. So we found a plant that was for sale and we bought it."
They literally MADE the records and then sent them to their fans. Quote, "We surprised everybody. We surprised retail, we surprised the label. The day it came out, there were people who still had no clue about it."
KANE BROWN posted disturbing news late Tuesday on Facebook. He wrote that somebody sent him a text saying his sister had been stabbed four times. No word what happened or how she's doing.