Luke Bryan gave an unruly concertgoer a smack in the face during Charlie Daniels’ 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday.
Bryan was part of the all-star concert that served as a birthday celebration for Daniels and a fundraiser for the Journey Home Project, an organization that helps veterans with their personal lives.
During the show, a man in the front row made obscene gestures towards Bryan. The country singer walked off stage towards him, leaned forward and slapped him on the face. A rep for Byran explained the altercation to Taste of Country.
“It was insulting not only to him, but more importantly to the men, women and families sitting around him who were there to support and celebrate Charlie Daniels and the efforts of raising money for the military veterans — some of whom were in the audience.” The man was escorted out of the concert shortly after the altercation.
An audience member captured the scene on her phone.
Bryan was part of an all-star lineup, including Chris Stapleton, 3 Doors Down, Larry the Cable Guy, Kid Rock and Travis Tritt. Randy Travis also made an appearance on stage to present Daniels with an award.