Steve Bogard has written nine number one country songs including George Strait's, "Carried Away” and “Carrying Your Love with Me," and Rascal Flatts' career breaker, "Prayin' For Daylight." Total sales of albums containing Bogard songs are well over one hundred fifty million units. Bogard has won twenty ASCAP or BMI awards with hits and cuts by artists as diverse as Reba, Tanya, Patty Loveless, Etta James, The Four Tops, Sinead O’Connor, Jack Ingram and Restless Heart. He has had two Grammy nominations for Best Country Song with Dierks Bentley and has produced nine majorlabel album projects for Arista, Virgin, Lyric Street and Sony. Recent cuts include cuts on Joe Nichols, Craig Campbell, and Dustin Lynch’s current single “Seein’ Red.” After successful early forays in the music markets of Memphis and Miami, working with legendary producers Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd, Steve was drawn to Nashville, when in 1983, a song from Bogard’s early catalog, "Touch Me with Magic" became a top ten hit for Marty Robbins. He spent over twenty years as a staff writer at Warner Chappell Music, has owned his own publishing company and independent record label, and is currently a staff writer at Magic Mustang Music, a division of the BBR Label Group. In 2000, Steve was elected to the board of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International and subsequently served an unprecedented seven terms as NSAI’s Board President. During that time he worked closely with the NMPA, DiMA, the RIAA, BMI and ASCAP and SESAC on legislation affecting songwriters’ rights and income in the digital space, covering subscription services, interactive streaming, satellite radio, and future digital uses of music. Steve was the witness representing songwriters at the last Copyright Royalty Board rate setting proceeding. He is currently the Director of The Copyright Forum.
Steve Bogard currently serves as ex officio advisor to the Board of NSAI, and on the board of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation and MyWerx, voted one of Billboard Magazine’s top ten tech startups of 2010. A former Board Member of the CMA and the Academy of Country Music, Steve is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Music, served on ASCAP's Southern Writer's Advisory Board, and has hosted the ASCAP Song Seminar. He is a member of both the Producers and Engineers and the Composers Wing of NARAS, The Recording Academy.