COUNTRY MUSIC HITMAN
Over 40 Years in the Business
Over 100 Number One Songs
Over 100 Million Album Sales
Tony Brown’s reputation as an unshakeable pillar of country music spans forty years. As an acclaimed record producer, the co-founder of Universal South Records, and the former President of MCA Records Nashville—a title he held for nearly a decade—Tony has worked with some of the biggest names in music. Having produced numerous hits by artist like George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Vince Gill, Tony is still one of the most sought-after and revered producers around.
Often credited with founding the Americana country movement, Tony was never afraid to push the envelope. He has proven the power of bending genres, helping establish the legendary careers of Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett, among others in the Americana format.
Tony has earned several awards and recognitions for his achievements, including a Grammy award, seven Academy of Country Music awards, including Producer of the Year, multiple CMA awards, and he has many gold, platinum, and multi-platinum album credits.
Over the course of his monumental career, Tony has yielded over 100 number one singles and record sales exceeding 100 million units, while simultaneously helping build the careers of a pantheon of stars, unparalleled in music history. Some of the artists Tony signed to record deals include Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, Marty Stuart, Rodney Crowell, Joe Ely, Kelly Willis, Todd Snider, Allison Moorer, the Mavericks, Shooter Jennings, and many more.
Tony also produced most of the tracks on Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee, one the highest grossing albums in 2012, which features Lionel’s duets Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Tim McGraw, Jimmy Buffett, Little Big Town, Kenny Rogers, and Willie Nelson.
Tony is currently the head of Tony Brown Enterprises. He recently appeared in Dave Grohl’s television docuseries, Sonic Highways. Other recent successes include producing Reba McEntire’s 2015 album Love Somebody, producing Cyndi Lauper’s acclaimed album, Detour, and producing Sara Evans’ number one single, “A Little Bit Stronger.”