Angry, well dressed couple severely beat Nashville record producer Dave Brainard

Dave Brainard
Dave Brainard – Photo via LinkdIn

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

What in the world is wrong with people?

Police in Nashville are currently on the lookout for a very angry, Infiniti driving couple with a penchant for hitting pedestrians after they beat the crap out of record producer Dave Brainard early Sunday morning, leaving him hospitalized with severe injuries.

According to police, Brainard and two female friends were walking in a crosswalk in Nashville on Sunday when a gray or charcoal four-door Infinity struck one of the women. The car then continued to drive forward slowly, driving into Brainard and his friends. That’s when the passenger of the car, a woman who is described as looking as if she “had been at a formal event,” allegedly got out of the car and started yelling at the trio.

“We couldn’t get out of the street because they kept hitting us,” Brainard’s friend Deborah DeLoach told the Tennessean. “They both get out and start yelling – she starts yelling, he’s yelling. The woman attacked me, and the man attacked Dave.”

Brainard was left unconscious with severe lacerations to his face, several missing teeth, and is now facing surgery on Tuesday for a broken jaw.

Police are still searching for the attackers.

The woman in the car was described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall and in her early 30s. The man was 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds and white.

Mumford said the couple in the Infinity was well dressed, as if they had been at a formal event. The case has been assigned to detectives in the Midtown Hills Precinct. Anyone with information should call 615-742-7463.

Brainard, who is now conscious but likely facing a very long recovery, won a Grammy for his work on Brandy Clark’s album 12 Stories. He’s also worked with Jamey Johnson, Jerrod Niemann, and others.



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    (Regarding the assault on Dave Brainard:

    “The woman goes by Nikki and may have been a bridesmaid in a wedding or at formal event Saturday (September 26th) evening. She is 5’5, 120pounds, tan with dark hair in an updo, wearing a strapless, long, dark gray, formal dress with beading on the top. The man was about 6’2, 200 pounds, physically fit, dirty blonde, short military style haircut, styled with gel. Gray dress pants, Gray vest, blue button down dress shirt and tie.

    They may have been coming from the west side of Nashville, as they were driving east bound on Demonbreaun in an Infinity Sedan. The incident occurred at approximately 12:30am in front of the Apartment complex across from the Tin Roof. Here is my thinking, I know there were many weddings in Nashville on Saturday night. However, the description of “Nikki” may help narrow this down.

    If we can get the help from photographers, dj’s, planners, bands, caterers, guests who attended, the venue. We may be able to find them in a short amount of time. Please share this.”

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