Gentry, 70, of Fort Payne was booked into the Cherokee County Jail in northeast Alabama and launched a couple of half-hour later, data confirmed. He additionally was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Court docket data weren’t instantly accessible, however Sheriff Jeff Shaver advised al.com the arrest was made throughout a site visitors cease.
Don Murry Grubbs, a spokesman for the band, mentioned he was conscious of the incident however Gentry had no rapid remark.
Gentry, together with cousins Randy Owen and Jeff Prepare dinner, shaped the band greater than 50 years in the past and went on to promote greater than 70 million albums — releasing dozens of hits together with “Dixieland Delight,” “My Residence’s in Alabama” and “Tennessee River.” The act was inducted into the Nation Music Corridor of Fame in 2005.
The group mentioned it was retiring from the highway and staged a farewell tour in 2007, however has since returned to performing. It staged a fiftieth anniversary tour in 2019.