Prolific Nashville Music Producer Arrested

Prolific Nashville Music Producer Arrested | Country Music Videos

Metro Nashville Police Department via The Tennessean


Nashville music producer Tony Brown, best known for his work with country artists Vince Gill, George Strait and Reba McEntire, was arrested Wednesday for violating an order of protection. 

The 69-year old followed four people in the parking lot of a strip mall. One of those people, a woman, obtained an order of protection against Brown in February after Brown was arrested and charged with “domestic bodily injury stemming from an argument over a photo shoot,” according to an arrest warrant. 

The arrest warrant involving the most recent incident with Brown states, “The suspect then was seen driving up and down different parking lot rows and rubbernecking as if looking for them. He drove past two exits to Hillsboro Pike as he did so.”

The woman and her companions left the area and Brown tried to follow. 

In a statement issued by Brown via his manager Melissa Core of Dead Horse Branding, he states that he was meeting gospel music industry colleague Dony McGuire at the Starbucks in the area. The statement says Brown’s contact with the woman was unintentional and they had no contact. It says when he recognized the woman, he quickly left the parking lot and went home.

“Mr. Brown never left his vehicle,” the statement reads. “No words were exchanged between the parties. This was nothing more then a coincidental crossing of paths in Tony’s own neighborhood not even 1½ miles from his house.”

Brown is scheduled to appear in court on the new charge July 12.  He was arrested and charged in October 2013 with assaulting the same person.

Brown is the former president of MCA Nashville and co-founder of Universal South Records (which later merged with Show Dog Nashville) and is one of the most prolific record producers of the 1990s. 

To read about Brown’s previous arrest, click here

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