Songwriter signs global publishing deal.

Grammy Award-nominated songwriter Gary Harrison has signed a long-term, global co-publishing agreement with Famous Music. Harrison is the author of several country hits including George Strait's "I Hate Everything" and Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine." His songs have also been cut by artists including Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Trisha Yearwood, Emmylou Harris and Martina McBride.

Harrison served as senior director of A&R at Mercury Records in Nashville from 1994-2001. More recently, he was managing partner of Big Picture Entertainment, a publishing and production company co-founded with veteran producer Keith Stegall.

Famous Music is the music publishing division of Viacom's Paramount Pictures. The company administers works by artists that include Björk, Duke Ellington, Dave Grusin, Bush and Boyz II Men.

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