Country singer Gretchen Wilson was arrested in Connecticut on Tuesday evening following an altercation on an airplane.

Police officers questioned the 45-year-old “Redneck Woman” singer at Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut, after they received reports of a “disturbance” on a domestic American Airlines flight. Wilson was reportedly charged with misdemeanor breach of peace and was ultimately released on $1,000 bail. State police said the country star “became belligerent” toward the troopers who questioned her.

In a statement, the airline said two passengers got into a dispute over a bathroom on the flight from Washington, D.C. to Hartford. However, American Airlines did not state Wilson’s name, according to the Huffington Post. 


Wilson won a Grammy Award for “Redneck Woman” in 2005. The song came off her top-selling album Here for the Party. Her subsequent record, 2006’s All Jacked Up, was the No. 1 album on the country music charts at one point and held the record for the best-ever debut for a female artist before Carrie Underwood.

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Wilson’s website states that she has two upcoming shows: first in Ohio on Sept. 1 and then a second one in Tennessee on Sept. 8.

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