Label Veteran Abbe DeMontbreun-Stroud Dies At 64

Abbe DeMontbreun-Stroud

Label veteran Abbe DeMontbreun-Stroud died on June 19, 2020, at age 64.

Born to James and Dorothy DeMontbreun in Nashville on June 29, 1955, DeMontbreun-Stroud was an executive assistant to music producer and label head Jimmy Bowen.

“I loved Abbe D. Abbe and a couple dozen bright, talented and hard-working women played a major role in taking country music from its first million seller with The Outlaws to a major record selling genre,” said Bowen. “The pain is gone…you can rest now my friend.”

DeMontbreun-Stroud attended Stevens College and was herself an artist. DeMontbreun-Stroud’s friend of 31 years, Abbe Nameche (Wrensong Music Publishing and former Capitol Nashville co-hort), was thankful and fortunate to have been by her side.

Nameche shares, “I will always remember and cherish Abbe’s beauty, both inside and out, her elegant southern accent, subtle sense of humor and endless generosity.”

A celebration of DeMontbreun-Stroud’s life is being planned by her many Nashville friends and former co-workers.


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