An update on producer Dave Brainard

Dave Brainard with guitar

Update: There’s now been an arrest in this case

After news broke on Tuesday about the horrific beating early Sunday morning of Nashville producer Dave Brainard, many fans have been inquiring about how he’s doing now. Word is he’s had facial surgery and is on the road to recovery.

“Dave made it through surgery,” his publicist, Jacquelyn Marushka, tells The Tennessean.
“He’s awake and doing well, looks great and is in good spirits.”

As we reported yesterday, Brainard and a female friend were attacked while crossing the street in Nashville early Sunday morning by a well-dressed couple driving a four door charcoal or gray colored Infiniti.  Dave ended up being knocked unconscious and was hospitalized with a broken jaw, severe facial lacerations, and several fractured teeth.

The police are still on the lookout for the driver, a man described as white, about 6 feet, 2 inches and 200 pounds, and the female passenger described as 5 feet, 6 inches. They also say that the pair were well dressed as if they had just come from a formal event (anyone know of any Nashville weddings that took place on Saturday?) and now say that the woman was possibly called “Nicki” by the man.

Police urge anyone with any information to call 615-742-7463.

Continued well wishes going out to Dave. Let’s just hope police catch the two people responsible soon.