Nashville Producer Arrested Again

Nashville music producer Tony Brown, already facing a pending domestic violence charge, was arrested June 29 on another charge he violated a protection order. 

Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department

An arrest warrant says Brown, 69, allegedly followed a woman he knows and others around a parking lot June 28. Brown says the allegations are absurd and false, according to the Tennessean. Brown was originally arrested Feb. 23 for an incident involving the same woman, who then sought an order of protection against him. At the time, he was charged with domestic bodily injury stemming from an argument over a photo shoot, according to information from a police arrest warrant.

That case is pending before a Davidson County grand jury, which will determine what charges, if any, to bring against Brown. The most recent charge claims the woman was in a car with three other people in the parking lot of a strip mall. “The suspect then was seen driving up and down different parking lot rows and rubbernecking as if looking for them,” the paper reported. “He drove past two exits to Hillsboro Pike as he did so.” The woman and others quickly left the area and Brown allegedly tried to follow, the warrant says.

A statement, released by his manager, Melissa Core of Dead Horse Branding, says Brown was meeting gospel music colleague Dony McGuire at a coffee shop in the area. The statement says Brown accidently crossed paths with the woman and they had no contact. It says when he recognized the woman, he quickly left the parking lot and went home, the Tennessean said. Brown is scheduled to appear in court on the new charge July 12. He was arrested and charged with assaulting the same person in October 2013.