Known for her work with iconic artists like Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Travis Tritt, and many more, Tammy Brown became one of the most well-known and beloved faces in the country music industry.
Originally from a small Oklahoman farm, Brown eventually grew to be a foremost expert in identifying great artists and hit songs – and was the associate director of A&R for Sony Music. She is credited with supplying notable acts like Montgomery Gentry, Billy Gilman, Marty Stuart, Billy Ray Cyrus, and more with successful songs.
Godspeed Tammy Brown! The lessons you taught each of us about the power of HOPE and COURAGE will be with us always. We are so thankful for you in our lives. You will be so incredibly missed.
Beyond her work in the A&R sector, Brown also spent many hours working alongside publishers, producers, labels, and with recording studios throughout her more than 30 years in the music industry. She also worked with songwriters and artists, pairing them together in ways that created some truly incredible music.
Brown was first diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and, at that point, pulled back from her work in the music industry. In 2009 she revealed that she had beaten leukemia and celebrated with many of her colleagues through the “Chicks With Hits” collective – however, her cancer returned in 2016. Brown succumbed to her lengthy battle with cancer on Sunday, July 30th 2017.
Taking to Twitter, country legend and colleague of Tammy’s, Travis Tritt, shared his deep loss and condolences after hearing of her passing.
So very sad to hear this news. Tammy was so helpful to me and a great lady! : Music Industry Vet Tammy Brown Passes https://t.co/H2KRgVRYpW
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) July 31, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with Brown’s family and friends during this difficult time.