Country Music Producer Walking His Dog Saved by Police from Nashville Bombing

by Joe Rutland

A country music producer who worked with Dolly Parton, among others, was saved by Nashville police from the Christmas Day bombing.

David Malloy said he was out walking his dog early Christmas morning along Second Avenue, where he both lives and works.

Apparently, he heard the recording from a parked RV in the area. A Nashville police officer moved him out of the way just in the nick of time.

“The recording that I was hearing, I just assumed it was coming from the police car,” Malloy said.

Downtown Nashville Not Quiet On Christmas Day

Malloy notes that there’s not a quieter time to be in downtown Nashville than on Christmas Day. Not this one, though.

He said “the guy from the 21c Hotel was running outside the building saying we’ve got to evacuate.”

Then, there was an “officer was in the middle of the road of Second Avenue walking towards me, telling me to evacuate,” Malloy adds. “I said, ‘Why do I need to evacuate?’ And right then — boom.”

Three people were injured but no one died in the bombing. It is being tied to 63-year-old Anthony Warner as a suicide bombing.

“We were really, really fortunate that we didn’t get hurt,” Malloy said.

By the way, he says that his dog was uninjured in the incident.

Producer Worked With A Who’s-Who Lineup Of Artists

Besides Parton, Malloy has worked with Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, Reba McEntire and others in the Nashville music scene.

Malloy is a country music and pop songwriter, record producer, and A&R executive with 41 No. 1 hits. He has received multiple Grammy nominations as a writer and/or producer.

Malloy received Grammy nominations for writing “Driving My Life Away” and “One Voice,” He received the BMI Burton Award for “Suspicions,” a song he wrote with Eddie Rabbitt.

He is the creator of the new artist online platform Teen Hoot, which is based in the Nashville area.

The Nashville Hootenanny and a similar group for younger artists called Teen Hoot are social media communities that offer quarterly worldwide streaming video broadcasts of young musicians. Teen Hoot videos receive over 50,000 views a month in over 150 countries. Artists who have appeared on the shows have gone on to perform on the Disney Channel, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The X-Factor USA, The Voice US, and The Voice UK.

H/T: Taste Of Country, Wikipedia