Tony Brown charged with domestic abuse

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 – Producer and former record label executive Tony Brown, who produced Reba McEntire and George Strait, was arrested at his home Monday night, charged with domestic abuse, according to TV station WKRN.

The station said that Brown's wife called police, claiming he beat her up. The fight involved a photo shoot set for Tuesday. After she called police, she ran to lock herself in her car. She received medical treatment at the hospital.

Brown, 69, was charged early Tuesday morning for domestic assault.

Brown played in Elvis' band and later in Emmylou Harris' group. He became president of MCA Nashville before leaving in 2002. He signed and produced Rodney Crowell, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, Kelly Willis, Todd Snider, Allison Moorer, The Mavericks and Shooter Jennings. Bfrown later co-founded Universal South Records, which later joined with Show Dog Records in 2009 to become Show Dog-Universal Music.