"Hey Guys -- I wanted to talk to you directly, so you were hearing the truth from me and not just reading allegations made about my personal life on gossip web sites," Jason posted on his Facebook page Sunday night (Sept. 30). "The truth is that I screwed up. I had too much to drink, let the party get out of hand and acted inappropriately at a bar. I left alone, caught the bus to our next show and that's the end of the story. I ultimately ended up embarrassing my family and myself. I'm not perfect, and I'm sorry for disappointing you guys. I really appreciate being able to work through this privately with my family and for all your continued support."
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It's perhaps too early to tell what effect, if any, the revelations will have on the Oct. 16 release of Jason's highly-anticipated album, Night Train, but the first single from the disc, "Take a Little Ride," is already sitting at the top of the charts. Jason is also nominated for three CMA awards, including Entertainer of the Year, and joins Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson and Little Big Town among the first round of performers announced for the live broadcast.
The 46th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live from Nashville, Nov. 1 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.
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