PRODUCER / MUSIC EXECUTIVE / MUSICIAN / ENTERTAINER / SONGWRITER
Ronnie Brown is a professional touring Vocalist, Keyboardist, Guitarist, Entertainer, Producer, Music Industry Executive.
Ronnie has performed many times as a pianist on the Grand Ole Opry. He has played with Mark Volman (of the Turtles; Flo and Eddie), Angaleena Presley (of the Pistol Annies), Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose, Jimmy Church, Clifford Curry, Harley Allen, Angela Kaset, Anthony Smith, Elizabeth Cook and others. He has made special appearances as a pianist with Reba McEntire and Aaron Neville. He has performed for England's Royal Family both in Memphis, TN and in London, England. Ronnie played on the 2015 season finale of "Say Yes To The Dress" on TLC. He performs annually in Nashville for the Ladies Source Awards hosted by Brenda Lee. Ronnie plays many venues, events and weddings around the southeast.
As a Producer and Musician, Ronnie's work has been heard on Showtime, MTV, E! Entertainment, Style Network, in shows such as "The Real L Word", "Keeping Up With The Kardashians", "Betsey Johnson", “Real Road Rules Challenge”, “Washington Heights” and in major motion pictures such as Steve Buscemi's Animal Factory and John Madden's Killshot.
As a Songwriter Ronnie writes many original compositions. His most recent cut is entitled “I Count My Blessings” is on Bradley Walker’s album, “Call Me Old Fashioned,” on the Gaither Family record label. The album stayed at the top of the Billboard Christian and Bluegrass charts for 58 weeks.
Ronnie is from Laurel, MS. He lives in Jackson, MS these days where he plays many venues, events, weddings and country clubs. Notable Jackson area venues he plays include Char Restaurant, Jackson Country Club, Pelican Cove Grill, Table 100, MS Museum Of Art, Kathryn's Steak House, Iron Horse Grill, South Warehouse, River Hills Club, Craft Center, The Blake, Beau Ridge, Sunnybrook Estates, The Orchard.
RECORD AND MUSIC PUBLISHING INDUSTRY
Ronnie worked many years in the music business in Nashville, TN. His first music job was for MCA / Universal Records. After initially starting in the mailroom, he soon began working directly for award winning producer and record executive Tony Brown serving as Manager in the company’s Artists and Repertoire Department. While at MCA, Ronnie worked with such superstars as George Strait, Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, George Jones, Wynonna Judd, Joe Ely, David Lee Murphy, Jimmy Buffett, Marty Stuart, Lyle Lovett, Mac McAnally, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Todd Snider, The Mavericks. He was in charge of editing singles for radio, quality approval of company masters, recording and editing artist radio advertisements, searching for songs and new artists. He served as technical director for all record label events which included overseeing the company’s participation in the annual CMA Music festival. He was company liaison to recording studios, mastering laboratories, and publishers as well as to artists, producers, and artist managers.
Following MCA, Ronnie served as Vice President of Creative for Ten Ten Music Group, Inc. At Ten Ten he worked closely with award winning artists and songwriters Keith Urban, Harley Allen, Tia Sillers, Angela Kaset, Robert Ellis Orrall, Jon Robbin, Angaleena Presley, Odie Blackmon, Bobby Huff, Nicky Chinn, Troy Seals, Chuck Mead, Mike Dekle, Elizabeth Cook, and Cory Mayo. Here Ronnie discovered and signed Angaleena Presley, of Miranda Lambert’s famed Pistol Annie’s. He introduced Keith Urban to Richard Marx to write and the rest is history, resulting in them writing three #1 singles for Keith. His direct efforts have led to major recordings by artists such as Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Gary Allan, Josh Turner, Joe Nichols, John Michael Montgomery, Heidi Newfield, Gene Watson, and Ricky Skaggs. At Ten Ten he was responsible for overseeing all creative aspects, working with writers guiding them in their songwriting, development, and studio production. Ronnie also served as Creative Director at Red Stripe Plane Music where he worked with songwriters Josh Osborne (Merry Go Round) , Brandy Clark (Mama's Broken Heart), Kevin Savigar (Forever Young), Tylar Farr (Redneck Crazy), Kalisa Ewing and Brian Maher.
Ronnie most recently work for Malaco Records, 2018-2020. At Malaco he worked in the studio transferring the company’s vast catalogue of gospel and R&B analogue tape masters to digital format. He also worked in the publishing department drafting songwriter contracts and implementing record royalty data.