you one of MARSHALL CHAPMAN's neighbors?
If so, Marshall is offering a presumably limited supply of
"free home-grown tomatoes" at the address listed in the notification I
You'll find the fruit (look it up!) at "end of walkway in front of my
"Enjoy!... P.S. Please leave basket."
Most hilarious video I've seen lately: The Truth About Modern Country Music.
MICKEY ROONEY's is not one of the
first names that come to mind when one thinks of actors with ties to
But, as Rooney's biographers, RICHARD A. LERTZMAN and WILLIAM
J. BIRNES discovered when researching The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney,
back in 1950 "The Mick" emceed the Hadacol Caravan, featuring
headliners ROY ACUFF and MINNIE PEARL. No word on
the paychecks Minnie and Roy collected for their performance services,
but Lertzman and Birnes cite reporting in Variety's August 30, 1950 issue
indicating that Rooney was paid $7,500/week for his 15-week Hadacol gig.
and Birnes also note that MICKEY ROONEY, JR. (A/K/A JOE YULE III) was once WILLIE NELSON's
update (which you are reading here first, as always): Brown
emerged victorious, following a scheduled appearance before presiding
Judge ANGELITA BLACKSHEAR DALTON
in Davidson Country General Sessions (Criminal) Court
August 15, 2016, when a charge against him (that of
violating an Order of Protection) was settled. Unless a
grand jury investigation of misdemeanor charges of assault and domestic
bodily injury results in prosecution of those
charges, there will be no further action taken in the domestic abuse
case that resulted in Tony's receiving nine hours credit for jail time
The soap opera-like saga involving Brown's 2013 marriage to and,
divorce from the former JAME NICOLE ANTEE,
following Jamie's having Tony arrested, as well as the
couple's subsequent (2016) inexplicable remarriage- and separation a
few months later, were punctuated, prior to initiation of a second
divorce, by a renewal of their vows!
Various media references to the nuptials described them as private
affairs. In reality, following the remarriage, the
couple couldn't wait to publicize their renewing their vows, going so
far as to dissemination of photos of Tony and Jamie in full
wedding attire, accompanied by a news release containing an official
statement proclaiming their happiness. (The precise wording: "We
remarried as we were still very much in love and this is proof that
unconditional love does exist.")
The public statement was familiar
to many Music
Row types who are parties to long-term marriages (of
convenience) but who, in reality, largely lead separate lives.
Would you like to own a "GEORGE JONES stage worn suit?"
I assume the suit was worn by The Possum (and not one of another
million George Joneses). MARK
HAUKENBERRY promises it comes "autographed with
proof of authenticity."
If you're interested and have the asking price ($2,000), Mark
may be reached at 304-419-6672.
contacted Rounds for Hounds
invited guests, scheduling a round of media interviews preceding the
August 10, 2016 "charitable songwriter night" at The
Host SMITHFIELD will welcome guests JOHN MATHENY, TIFFANY GOSS and JACKIE LEE for the performance
event supporting animal rescue. Invited guests are encourage
to bring a donation in the form of any needed item including
"dog food (canned or dried), slip leashes and collars (all sizes),
dog/puppy treats, puppy toys, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, towels,
bleach and laundry detergent."
condolences to the family, friends and fans of MOLLY TURNER. Molly, who
leaves us in her 93rd year, not only made broadcast history as
Florida's first female reporter and TV news anchor, Turner gained a
following among Miami's country-music fans years before
when, in 1951, she auditioned for the role of comedic hillbilly
singer, Cousin Effie on WTVJ's
Uncle Martin Show.
awaiting the results of a grand jury investigation of the misdemeanor
charges of assault and domestic bodily injury filed against TONY BROWN comes
news that the most recent charge against Brown, that of violating an
order of protection (resulting in Tony's arrest on June 29, 2016
followed by Brown's July 12th appearance in Davidson County General
Sessions Court), was not settled at that time.
Rather, presiding Judge ANGELITA BLACKSHEAR DALTON
ordered Tony to appear at another settlement hearing on
August 15, 2016 at 9 a.m. in the A.A. BIRCH Criminal Justice
Building, Courtroom 4-C. Brown's criminal defense
continues to represent Tony.
maximum impact and the most appropriate context, I'll wait for further
developments on this matter before introducing the element to which I
previously alluded, given the fluidity of this case.
to DAVID HUFF and to KATE
for an invitation to the BASS BROTHERS August 9, 2016
showcase at 12th
DEBBIE REYNOLDS' most recent
contains a passage on the actress' encounter with GLEN CAMPBELL. Reynolds
writes that the Rhinestone Cowboy "once pinned me
to the pool table in his rec room.
"I had gone to his home to rehearse a number were doing at a Thalians
gala. Next thing I knew, Glen was on top of me.
"Always the gymnast, I wiggled out from his grasp and was in my car
before I knew it. I adore Glen, but not when he was looking
for an afternoon delight.
"Glen in one of the best musicians ever. He did amazing work
on his own as well as with other great musicians.
"I was so sorry to hear bout his Alzheimer's diagnosis. He
has faced it so bravely."
From the emailbag: FRANCESCA SPINOSI writes
"Greetings STACY... As you may know, I
am working with country artist CODY WEBB who is gearing up for
his upcoming self-titled EP, out July 22nd.
"In support of his upcoming release, the singer-songwriter and
guitarist continues to tour across the nation. Webb returns
to Nashville to perform a free public show on July 19, 2016 at 12th
& Porter... Cody will be performing his lead single, More Than A Little, along with the
rest of his songs from Cody's upcoming EP....
"I extend the invite to you and a guest to to join us for a wonderful
evening of live country music by a captivating artist.
"I really hope you can make it. Thanks Stacy!"
charges of assault and domestic bodily injury
case against TONY
BROWN, having been unable to anticipate Brown's June 29, 2016
arrest for allegedly violating an order of protection.
I was prepared to wait for the results of a grand jury investigation
latest development fuels the fire of interest in Tony's personal life
for any number of reasons. To begin with, Davidson County's
Criminal Court, having passed the buck in the first instance, will have
to address the latest charges. (Attorneys like high-profile cases,
judges do not.)
The Tennessean, which broke the
latest chapter in the story, showed similar hesitance by refusing to
mention JAMIE NICOLE
BROWN as the complainant. I was the first to
ask, in the absence of a rape allegation, why?
during the first go-round, I had questions about The Nashville Scene's coverage
(Read the comments section in its entirety.) The
alternative weekly's unprecedented reaction is a matter of public
record, but its reasons, as expressed to me, are not. (They
remain confidential as does, apart from what I've reported, what I
learned from from my contact with both Tony and Jamie Nicole following
the first go-round.)
criminal defense attorney, ERIK HERBERT, is
not listed in court records as his legal representative in
this latest matter. A July 1, 2016 call to Herbert's office,
in an attempt to discern Herbert's status in the
matter, resulted in being asked to hold, and then transferred
to voice mail.
the call is returned, I'll report the results in my next update on the
matter that, among other observations, will include a warning, by
example, about the downside of self-promotion. Stay
do rich country
music stars do with all of their money?
RAY STEVENS invests- in property.
A check of Davidson County property assessors' records
indicates Ray owns a dozen (count 'em) properties- and those are just
the ones listed in his name!
Ten of Ray's properties are on Music Row. Stevens owns land
in Green Hills and two Belle Meade homes. As I previously
reported, Ray's CabaRay music venue in West Nashville is now under
Having paid $2.85 million dollars for his newest five-bedroom
Belle Meade home, Stevens plans to sell his Belle Meade home of over 20
years. No word as to what Ray's asking price will be for the
three-bedroom 5,895 square-foot home (built in 1929), for which he paid
$825,000 on October 2, 1995, but it should easily command seven