Don McLean has been arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault, it has been reported.
The American Pie singer is said to have been released from Knox County Jail in Tennessee after posting $10,000 bail.
Don McLean, who lives in Camden, Maine, had a 1971 hit with American Pie, about the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper in a plane crash.
It was reported that Don McLean, 70, was held after police were called to a property at 02:00 local time on January 18.
The Wiscasset Newspaper published what it said was a mug shot of Don McLean.
He is reportedly set to appear at the Knox County Unified Court, Rockland, on February 22.
Don McLean has amassed more than 40 gold and platinum records worldwide during his career. He is understood to have last performed at a local lobster festival in August.