Dead Horse Branding has responded to the allegations of domestic abuse filed against award-winning record producer/label executive Tony Brown.
“He has denied allegations and will respond in detail shortly,” the statement says. “However, those of us who know Tony Brown personally can attest that aside from being one of the most gentle and affable leaders on Music Row, he is both loved and admired by his peers. He is one of Nashville’s best loved creative individuals in country music and has been a pillar in the community for over three decades. Tony looks forward to clearing his good name and reputation as soon as possible.”
The message was issued late Tuesday afternoon (Feb 23rd), after we, and numerous other media outlets, published a report on Brown’s arrest for the second time in three years for domestic abuse against his wife Jamie on Monday night. The Browns got into an altercation over ideas for a photo shoot that Jamie claims Tony said were “slutty.” Tony then allegedly slapped her in the face, pushed her to the ground and grabbed her hair to drag her.
Jamie managed to call 911 from her locked car. Tony was arrested after investigators arrived and saw several marks on Jamie’s body and visible signs her hair had been pulled.
Brown is famous for producing hit records for George Strait, Reba McEntire and Vince Gill. He recently produced Cyndi Lauper’s country covers album, Detour, which will be available May 6th via Sire Records.