Tony Brown’s Condition Upgraded

Famed record producer Tony Brown was moved to a regular room at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles after physicians upgraded his condition to “fair” on Tuesday (April 29). Brown had been listed in critical condition at the hospital’s intensive care unit after an April 11 accident. Brown sustained a head injury when he fell on the stairs while leaving a Los Angeles restaurant. Universal South Records executive Susan Levy notes, “Tony is alert, aware of his surroundings and continues to make progress at an impressive rate. The family has indicated that plans are underway for Tony’s return to Nashville very soon and has requested that still no gifts or flowers be sent to the UCLA Medical Center.” Prior to co-founding the Universal South label last year, Brown was president of MCA Nashville. As a record producer, Brown is credited with producing more than 100 No. 1 hits on albums that have sold more than 100 million copies for a wide range of acts, including George Strait, Reba McEntire, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell and others. 04/29/03