Uncle Kracker Released on Bond, Sings With Chesney

Uncle Kracker was released Saturday (Aug. 18) on $75,000 bond in Raleigh, N.C., and traveled to Detroit to perform “When the Sun Goes Down” with Kenny Chesney during a concert that night at Ford Field. Kracker, whose real name is Matt Shafer, was arrested early Friday (Aug. 17) and charged with a second-degree forcible sex offense after a 26-year-old female claimed she was attacked at a Raleigh nightclub. His bond was reduced from $5 million after authorities determined he is not a flight risk. After his release, Kracker told People magazine, “It’s regrettable that someone would make this kind of allegation, not only because it’s not the kind of thing I’d do, as the father of three girls, it’s the kind of thing that I wouldn’t stand for. Anyone can say anything about anybody, but it doesn’t make it true or correct. This is one of those cases. I’m saddened that anyone might think I’m capable of this sort of thing.”