Producer Tony Brown Again Facing Domestic Assault Charge
According to Nashville's WKRN-TV, Brown's wife called police at about 11PM on Monday (Feb. 22), saying that Brown had beat her up during a fight about a photo shoot that was planned for the following day. According to police, the former Jamie Antee -- who has been married to Brown since February of 2013 -- locked herself in her car to stay safe following the alleged assault. She was taken to St. Thomas hospital for medical attention.
Brown was charged with domestic assault early Tuesday morning (Feb. 23).
In October of 2013, Brown was arrested and charged with domestic assault resulting in bodily injury, stemming from an alleged fight between himself and his wife that occurred in September of 2013. According to a representative for the producer, in June of 2014, an assistant district attorney signed an expungement letter wiping the event from his record.
Brown began his career as a musician, playing piano for Elvis Presley in the final years of the icon's life. He went on to play with Emmylou Harris and then worked as a session player in Nashville before moving over into the business side of music. He became one of the most influential figures in country music in the 1980s and ’90s; as the president of MCA Nashville, he played a key role in breaking Vince Gill. Brown exited MCA in 2002 and co-founded Universal South Records, which merged with Show Dog Records in 2009 to become Show Dog-Universal Music.
In April of 2003, Brown tripped and fell at a business dinner in Los Angeles, Calif., and suffered a severe brain injury. He underwent two brain surgeries and was put in a medically induced coma. In 2007, following four years of changes in his personality after the accident, a psychiatrist diagnosed Brown with serious depression.
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