Bogard Gets Famous

Songwriter/producer signed to global deal.

Famous Music Nashville has signed hit country and pop songwriter and producer Steve Bogard to a long-term, global publishing deal.

Bogard's hits include George Strait's "Carried Away" and "Carrying Your Love With Me," and Rascal Flatts' "Prayin' For Daylight." His songs have also been recorded by Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Sinead O'Connor, the Four Tops, Lonestar, Tracy Byrd, Etta James, Patty Loveless, Restless Heart, Alabama, Travis Tritt, BlackHawk, Conway Twitty, the Oak Ridge Boys and Dierks Bentley.

As a producer, Bogard's credits include Michelle Wright and Brad Cotter. He holds the secretary position on the Nashville Songwriters Assn. International board of directors.

Famous Music is the international music publishing arm of Viacom's Paramount Pictures division.