UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
Country singer Billy Joe Shaver's felony charge has been reduced.
70-year-old Shaver now faces only a misdemeanor charge after illegally carrying a pistol into a bar and shooting Billy Coker.
Shaver did have to give up his pistol and pay a $1,000 to have the charge reduced.
The singer says the 3-year ordeal took a toll on his body, adding to his heart problems.
Shaver also didn't written a song during that time, but says his newest one may poke fun at the entire process.