The songwriter responsible for several of Kane Brown’s biggest hits – as well as tracks by Tim McGraw and Dustin Lynch – was arrested on felony charges last week after threatening to kill his girlfriend.
Taste of Country reports that Matt McGinn’s girlfriend claims she was at his Nashville home Friday night (October 27th) when the songwriter became very angry and began to throw her belongings down the stairs before pushing her to the ground and against the wall. He was charged with misdemeanor protective order violation, felony kinapping and felony attempted aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Country Now, he has a court date set for November 7th.
He is also facing financial consequences as Taste of Country reports he has been dropped by his publisher, Boom Music Group and Cinq Music Group.
In addition to seven hit songs for Brown ("Bury Me in Georgia," "Heaven," "What Ifs" and "Worship You" are four of them), McGinn has helped write songs like "7500 OBO" for McGraw and "Party Mode" for Lynch.