Well-known music producer Tony Brown has been charged with domestic assault after allegedly hitting his wife during an argument at their home.
Brown, known for his collaborations with country superstars George Strait, Vince Gill and Reba McEntire, was taken into custody late Monday night.
According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, Brown's wife, Jamie, called police to report that her husband had assaulted her.
She told police they were arguing over a photo shoot and her ideas for some poses.
Jamie Brown told police her husband thought they were “slutty” and allegedly slapped her in the face, pushed her to the floor, and grabbed her hair to drag her.
Police said she pulled away from him and locked herself and her dog in a car where she called 911.
Officers arrived to find Tony Brown sitting on the front steps of the home.
According to investigators, Jamie Brown had several marks on her body and visible signs of her hair being pulled.
She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for medical attention. Brown was taken into custody and charged with domestic assault.
Representatives for Brown responded to the allegations by issuing the following statement Tuesday:
"Dead Horse Branding responded today 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. 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."