By Sasha Savitsky, ,
Published January 13, 2017
Florida Georgia Line is telling their side of the story.
The country duo came under fire this week when rumors started that the band had requested no police presence backstage at two of their shows this weekend.
Two separate sheriffs confirmed they were asked to not provide officers backstage at Florida Georgia Line's concerts. They also added that they denied the band's request for police escorts for after the show.
But one sheriff is changing his tune after receiving a phone call from one of the band's members.
"I had a surprise phone call from Brian Kelley [of Florida Georgia Line]", Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth told FOX411 Country. "[Kelley] was extremely apologetic and said it was a misunderstanding. He said he's got family and friends in law enforcement...he also talked to [his] manager and told them to change the wording they've used about [police backstage] that's been the same thing they've used for the past four-and-a-half years."
Beth had originally told us he was "a little taken back by the request" but sent officers backstage regardless and found nothing amiss.
He said he heard the country stars had reached out to Sheriff Greg Graver of Jones County, Iowa, who had also spoken out about his experience with the band.
"[They] have made a very large attempt to mend bridges here in Wisconsin, and I took that olive branch," Beth said.
Florida Georgia Line released their own statement on social media explaining that they turn down police presence at their shows because they have their own private security.
The band's next show is Thursday night in Billings, Mont. Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder told FOX411 Country the group has not make any request of law enforcement ahead of their show.
Florida Georgia Line is currently on their "Dig Your Roots" tour. Their single "H.O.L.Y." just took the #1 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.