Let him go, monkey: A glimpse inside the tumultuous world of T. Graham Brown

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Veteran Nashville singer T. Graham Brown was 44 years old when doctors diagnosed him with bipolar disorder after an onstage meltdown at Planet Hollywood. Manager Sheila Brown documents her husband’s ordeal and recovery in a revealing interview. Come as you were: On a special co-headlining bill with Ronnie McDowell, Brown delivers an intense performance at the Crockett Theatre in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, on February 9, 2013. Image Credit: The Sheila Brown Collection
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Sporting a full, albeit temporary Santa Claus beard, T. Graham Brown is captured on the road with radiant wife Sheila circa December 20, 2011. Image Credit: T. Graham Brown’s official Facebook

The Sheila Brown Interview

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“With This Ring” soul balladeer T. Graham Brown and wife Sheila pose outside a concert area in 1990 with only child Acme. Photography by Alan Klingaman
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An early family portrait of “I Wish That I Could Hurt That Way Again” country artist T. Graham Brown, wife Sheila, and only child Acme Geronimo Brown, who was born on July 18, 1989. Image Credit: The Sheila Brown Collection
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Wife-manager Sheila Brown lovingly embraces “If You Could Only See Me Now” song doctor and husband T. Graham Brown circa September 21, 2012, while signing autographs post-show near Baltimore, Maryland. Photography by Debbie Roland
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T. Graham Brown’s “The Next Right Thing,” distributed on May 20, 2003 by Intersound / Compendia Records to public indifference but acclaim in such publications as USA Today, who ranked it the No. 3 album of the year. Image Credit: Apple Inc.
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Long may he run: Singer T. Graham Brown sincerely wishes peace to his fans for an incredible career minutes before departing after a sold-out show at the Alapaha Station Celebration in Alapaha, Georgia, on November 13, 2010. Photography by Jeremy Roberts
Click to hear T. Graham Brown deliver “She Couldn’t Love Me Anymore,” a significant No. 4 C&W hit for the soul-infused, Georgia-born singer in August 1987. The cut appears on Brown’s sophomore album, “Brilliant Conversationalist.” Music + Video Credit: Sony Music Entertainment

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ someone fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net

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