== History ==
He was the original pianist and founder member of [[Southern Gospel]] group [[Dixie Melody Boys]]. He joined [[J. D. Sumner]] and the Stamps Quartet in 1965. Brown also played piano for [[Elvis Presley]].ref He toured with the [[TCB Band]] for much of Presley's final two years and was a part of the 1976 "Jungle Room" recording sessions at [[Graceland]]. In 1979, he joined [[Emmylou Harris]]'s backing band, the , taking over for former Presley sideman [[Glen D. Hardin]]. Brown stayed with Harris until 1981. Later, he became a [[session musician]] in Nashville and toured with acts such as [[Rosanne Cash]].
After leaving that position, Brown became a producer, producing albums for several artists. He was also the president of [[MCA Nashville]] in the 1990s.ref Among these acts were [[Tracy Byrd]], [[Steve Earle]], [[Vince Gill]], [[The Mavericks]], [[McBride & the Ride]], [[Reba McEntire]], [[Rodney Crowell]], and [[George Strait]].ref In the 1980s, he was also the [[keyboard instrument|keyboardist]] for [[The Cherry Bombs]], Crowell's backing band.ref
In 2002, Brown exited his position at MCAref and co-founded Universal South Records,ref which merged with Show Dog Music in 2009 to become [[Show Dog-Universal Music]].