The Nashville Police Department confirmed to Variety that Michelle Branch is being held for domestic violence. Following news of Branch’s separation from her husband of three years, “The Black Keys” drummer Patrick Carney, the detention took place.
The arrest was originally reported by TMZ, which also noted that court records show Branch punched Carney in the face “once or twice.” $1,000 was the bail amount for Branch.
In 2019, Branch and Carney got married. To say I’m totally gutted isn’t even expressing how I feel about myself and my family, Branch said in response to TMZ revealing the divorce.
Branch claimed Carney cheated on her on Twitter before the split was made public. The two musicians, who lived in Nashville, are parents of two children.
Branch shot to fame as a singer-songwriter in the early 2000s with her best-selling albums “The Spirit Room” and “Hotel Paper.” Her breakthrough track, “Everywhere,” which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, was featured on her previous album. Branch’s duet with Santana, 2022’s “The Game of Love,” won her a Grammy Award for Pop Duo with Vocals.
Branch is currently gearing up for the Sept. 16 release of his fourth studio album, “The Trouble with Fever.” The artist has Webster Hall in New York on his fall tour itinerary.
When it comes to discussing the music industry, Patrick Carney of The Black Keys has never been one to keep quiet. The band’s lead singer did not disappoint when the band made an appearance on an episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast, which is currently going viral among industry insiders.
He had more than enough time during the three-hour chat to discuss the Grammy Awards, streaming services like Spotify and Tidal, and even exchange friendly fire with SiriusXM (where the two members present programs) and the band’s label.