Hit songwriters Larry Boone and Rick Bowles have formed Patrick Stuart Music in Nashville and have entered into a co-publishing agreement with Blacktop Music Group.

Hit songwriters Larry Boone and Rick Bowles have formed Patrick Stuart Music in Nashville and have entered into a co-publishing agreement with Blacktop Music Group.

Blacktop, also based in Nashville, was formed three years ago by artist Clint Black, business manager Charles Sussman and veteran music publisher Mike Sebastian, who serves as VP/GM.

Boone's writing credits include Don Williams' "Old Coyote Town" and Lonestar's "Everything's Changed." Bowles wrote Reba McEntire's "I Know How He Feels" and Alabama's "Down Home."