Instead, the two country music stars are free on bail after Chesney reportedly rode away on an Erie County Sheriff’s horse and McGraw allegedly assaulted an officer in an ensuing fracas. An attorney for McGraw called the whole thing “a misunderstanding.”

The events occurred during the George Strait Country Music Festival at Ralph Wilson Stadium, in the parking area for the performers’ buses.

Shortly after McGraw’s set ended around 8 p.m, the daughter of sheriff’s department Capt. James Coyle reportedly gave Chesney permission to sit on her father’s horse. Chesney then allegedly rode off and refused orders to stop.

When two deputies tried to get him off the horse, they were allegedly attacked by McGraw and one of his road crew, Mark Russo.

Tom Eoannou, an attorney for McGraw’s band, said: “It’s a clear misunderstanding. Clearly it’s over riding a horse and I don’t think these charges will stick at all.”

The two deputies were treated for minor injuries at a nearby clinic, according to the Buffalo News.

Chesney and McGraw will get their chance to tell it to the judge. McGraw was freed on $2,500 bail after he was charged with second-degree assault, obstructing governmental administrations, menacing and resisting arrest. Chesney was charged with disorderly conduct and freed on $100 bail.

Russo, released on $500 bail, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, obstruction of governmental administration and harassment. A sheriff’s department spokesperson said it was unknown when the trio’s next court dates would be.

The two singers reportedly were horsing around on the festival stage before the arrests as well. McGraw reportedly tried to pull Chesney’s pants down in front of about 50,000 fans when Chesney joined him on stage.

The events seemed especially surprising for McGraw, a star with a straight-arrow reputation, who was named “Father of the Year” by the National Fatherhood Initiative in Washington during the group’s annual summit just the day before.

McGraw, 33, named top male vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in May, is the son of former N.Y. Mets star relief pitcher Tug McGraw and husband of country superstar Faith Hill. He has had 14 No. 1 singles, including “Indian Outlaw” and “Don’t Take The Girl.”

Chesney has recorded five albums since his 1993 debut, My Wildest Dreams and is a rising star on the country scene.