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Nashville venues are where it's at, according to the Academy of Country Music. On Monday, the ACM named Music City's historic Ryman Auditorium the Small Capacity Venue of the Year, while Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater claimed the Medium Capacity title. The Tennessee capital's Bridgestone Arena continued the trend, taking home the Large Capacity honor.

Home State, the debut album by Jordan Davis, has racked up more than 500 million streams since its release in March of last year. The Louisiana native was presented a plaque commemorating the milestone on Friday night before he opened for Old Dominion at New York City's Madison Square Garden. 

Eric Paslay's new podcast is called Level with Me, with each episode focusing on a guest who's living with diabetes. Eric himself has Type 1 diabetes.

"Prayed for You" hitmaker Matt Stell has released a new video for "Everywhere But On." It's the title track of his debut EP, which comes out this Friday. You can check out the new clip on YouTube.

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Morgan Wallen apologizes following his arrest over the weekend

Morgan Wallen apologizes following his arrest over the weekendJohn ShearerMorgan Wallen has issued an apology following his arrest in downtown Nashville on Saturday. 

The "Whiskey Glasses" singer was at Kid Rock's Big A** Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse with a few friends when he was removed from the premises for "kicking glass items," according to a police report obtained by WKRN

While on the street, police report that Morgan got into verbal fights with pedestrians who were passing by. The warrant states that officers gave Morgan multiple opportunities to walk away from the situation, but he "refused." Morgan was then arrested on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.  He was later released from jail on a $500 bond.

Wallen turned to Twitter Sunday to apologize for the incident.

"Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air. I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn't mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected," he writes.

Morgan also extended praise to the Metro Nashville Police Department for how they handled the situation. "Thank you to the local authorities for being so professional and doing their job with class," he says. "Love y’all."

Morgan's single, "Chasing You," reached number one on the country charts earlier this month.

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Hey y’all just wanted to clear the air. I went out downtown last night with a few old friends. After a couple bar stops, we were horse-playing with each other. We didn't mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected.

— morgan wallen (@MorganWallen) May 24, 2020