• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson: 'Real Country Music' (Fourteen Carat Music, 2016)

  • Gene Watson: 'Back in the Fire & At Last' (Morello Records, 2016) / this album was officially released on Friday 11 November 2016

  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson Guitars by Summey

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

  • Gene Watson at The Opry in Nashville

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

Management


Lytle Management Group
P.O. Box 128228
Nashville, TN 37212
Contact Sarah Brosmer
Telephone 615-770-2688

Bookings



Battle Artist Agency
8887 Horton Highway,
College Grove, TN
Contact Rob Battle
office: 615-368-7433
mobile: 615-957-3444

Webster PR



Webster Public Relations
, PO Box 23015, Nashville, TN 37202

Contact Scott Adkins
Telephone 615-777-6995



Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2012, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Steve Bogard, which he submitted to this site on Monday 31 December 2012.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Steve Bogard who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Steve Bogard

Steve Bogard
This quote was submitted on Monday 31 December 2012.

'Gene Watson is one of the finest pure country singers of all time'.

Thank you, Steve Bogard, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Steve Bogard...

Steve Bogard

Steve Bogard's music career began at the age of twelve when he fronted his first band in Tampa, Florida.  By the age of nineteen, Steve Bogard had a Top 20 R&B hit when James Carr recorded his 'Freedom Train', and two cuts from A&M Records' soulful star Rita Coolidge.

While in Memphis, Steve Bogard played guitar, sang background vocals and toured extensively with both Charlie Rich (Wednesday 14 December 1932 - Tuesday 25 July 1995) and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Marty Robbins: 'The Performer' (Columbia Records, 1978)

In 1981, Steve Bogard was drawn to Nashville when an eleven-year-old song of his, 'Touch Me With Magic', became a Billboard country music hit single for Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982); the track, which reached No.15 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979, was included on Marty Robbins' 'The Performer' (Columbia Records, 1978).

Steve Bogard's compositions have been recorded by country music artists, including George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Jack Ingram, Dierks Bentley, Clay Walker, BlackHawk, Tanya Tucker, Steve Wariner, Patty Loveless, Eddy Raven, Reba McEntire, Lee Greenwood, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Restless Heart, Lonestar, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys and Diamond Rio.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1971

Rita Coolidge: 'Nice Feeling' (A&M Records, 1971)

Rita Coolidge recorded Steve Bogard's 'You Touched Me in The Morning' (co-written with Mike Utley) and included the track on 'Nice Feeling' (A&M Records, 1971).

Rita Coolidge: 'Nice Feeling' (A&M Records, 1971)

Rita Coolidge recorded Steve Bogard's 'Lay My Burden Down' (co-written with Mike Utley) and included the track on 'Nice Feeling' (A&M Records, 1971).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1978

Marty Robbins: 'The Performer' (Columbia Records, 1978)

Marty Robbins (Saturday 26 September 1925 - Wednesday 8 December 1982) recorded Steve Bogard's 'Touch Me With Magic' and included the track on 'The Performer' (Columbia Records, 1978); the track reached No.15 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1979.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1985

The Kendalls (Royce Kendall & Jeannie Kendall): 'Two Heart Harmony' (Mercury Records, 1985)

The Kendalls - Royce Kendall (Wednesday 25 September 1935 - Friday 22 May 1998) and Jeannie Kendall - recorded Steve Bogard's 'I Don't Know Any Better' (co-written with Jeff Tweel) and included the track on 'Two Heart Harmony' (Mercury Records, 1985).

Bandana (Lonnie Wilson: lead vocals / Jerry Fox: bass guitar / Tim Menzies: guitar / Joe Van Dyke: keyboards / Jerry Ray Johnston: drums): 'Bandana' (Warner Bros. Records, 1985)

Bandana (Lonnie Wilson on lead vocals, Jerry Fox on bass guitar, Tim Menzies on guitar, Joe Van Dyke on keyboards and Jerry Ray Johnston on drums) recorded Steve Bogard's 'It's Just Another Heartache' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on their self titled album, 'Bandana' (Warner Bros. Records, 1985); the track reached No.46 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1985.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1986

Waylon Jennings: 'Will The Wolf Survive' (MCA Records, 1986)

Waylon Jennings (Tuesday 15 June 1937 - Wednesday 13 February 2002) recorded Steve Bogard's 'Where Does Love Go When It's Gone' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Will The Wolf Survive' (MCA Records, 1986).

Lee Greenwood: 'Love Will Find Its Way to You' (MCA Records, 1986)

Lee Greenwood recorded Steve Bogard's 'Mornin' Ride' (co-written with Jeff Tweel) and included the track on 'Love Will Find Its Way To You' (MCA Records, 1986); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in March 1987.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1987

Conway Twitty: 'Borderline' (MCA Records, 1987)

Conway Twitty (Friday 1 September 1933 - Saturday 5 June 1993) recorded Steve Bogard's 'Not Enough Love To Go 'Round' and included the track on 'Borderline' (MCA Records, 1987).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Heartbeat' (MCA Records, 1987)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Steve Bogard's 'All I Need' and included the track on 'Heartbeat' (MCA Records, 1987).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Heartbeat' (MCA Records, 1987)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Steve Bogard's 'New Way Out' and included the track on 'Heartbeat' (MCA Records, 1987).

The Kendalls (Royce Kendall & Jeannie Kendall): 'Break The Routine' (Step One Records, 1987)

The Kendalls - Royce Kendall (Wednesday 25 September 1935 - Friday 22 May 1998) and Jeannie Kendall - recorded Steve Bogard's 'The Rhythm of Romance' and included the track on 'Break The Routine' (Step One Records, 1987); the track reached No.57 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1988

Michelle Wright: 'Do Right By Me' (Savannah Records, 1988) Michelle Wright: 'Do Right By Me' (Savannah Records, 2010)

In 1988, Michelle Wright saw the release of her debut album, 'Do Right By Me' (Savannah Records, 1988), which was produced by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles.

The following tracks on Michelle Wright's 'Do Right By Me' (Savannah Records, 1988) were written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles:

'The Rhythm of Romance'
'Do Right By Me'
'I Want to Count on You'
'I Wish I Were Only Lonely'
'New Fool at An Old Game'
'With a Love Like Yours'
'I Don't Want to Wonder'

Michelle Wright's debut album, 'Do Right By Me' (Savannah Records, 1988) was re-issued by Savannah Records in August 2010.

Dana McVicker: 'Dana McVicker' (Capitol Records, 1988)

Dana McVicker recorded Steve Bogard's 'Two Women, One Man' and included the track on 'Dana McVicker' (Capitol Records, 1988).

Eddy Raven: 'The Best of Eddy Raven' (RCA Records, 1988)

Eddy Raven recorded Steve Bogard's 'Til You Cry' and included the track on 'The Best of Eddy Raven'; the track reached No.4 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1988.

Restless Heart: 'Big Dreams in a Small Town' (RCA Records, 1988)

Restless Heart recorded Steve Bogard's 'No Way Out' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Big Dreams in a Small Town' (RCA Records, 1988).

Reba McEntire: 'Reba' (MCA Records, 1988)

Reba McEntire recorded Steve Bogard's 'New Fool at An Old Game' (co-written with Rick Giles and Sheila Stephen) and included the track on 'Reba' (MCA Records, 1988); the track was No.1 on the Billboard country music singles chart for one week in March / April 1989.

Reba McEntire: 'Reba' (MCA Records, 1988)

Reba McEntire recorded Steve Bogard's 'Do Right By Me' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Reba' (MCA Records, 1988).

Reba McEntire: 'Reba' (MCA Records, 1988)

Reba McEntire recorded Steve Bogard's 'Wish I Were Only Lonely' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Reba' (MCA Records, 1988).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1990

Highway 101: 'Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1990)

Highway 101 recorded Steve Bogard's 'The Change' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Greatest Hits' (Warner Bros. Records, 1990).

Suzy Bogguss: 'Moment of Truth' (Liberty Records, 1990)

Suzy Bogguss recorded Steve Bogard's 'Moment of Truth' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Moment of Truth' (Liberty Records, 1990).

Michelle Wright: 'Michelle Wright' (Savannah Records, 1990)

On Tuesday 17 July 1990, Michelle Wright saw the release of her second album, 'Michelle Wright' (Savannah Records, 1990); the album included 'New Kind of Love' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles), which became Michelle Wright's first Top 40 country music hit on the Billboard country music singles chart, reaching No.21.

Michelle Wright's second album, 'Michelle Wright' (Savannah Records, 1990), also included the following tracks:

'All You Really Wanna Do' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles) (No.28, 1990)
'New Kind of Love' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'Woman's Intuition' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles) (No.71, 1990)
'Wide Open' (written by Charlie Black and Steve Bogard)
'Not Enough Love to Go 'Round' (written by Steve Bogard, Bobby Fischer and Rick Giles)
'The Longest Night' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'The Dust Ain't Settled Yet' (written by Craig Bickhardt, Brent Maher and Don Schlitz)
'A Heartbeat Away' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles) (No.35, 1990)
'Like a Hurricane' (written by Michael Clark)
'As Far as Lonely Goes' (written by Matraca Berg and Janis Ian)

Personnel involved in the recording of 'Michelle Wright' (Savannah Records, 1990) included John Gardner (drums).

Restless Heart: 'Fast Movin' Train' (RCA Records, 1990)

Restless Heart recorded Steve Bogard's 'Sweet Auburn' (co-written with Larry Stewart and Dave Robbins) and included the track on 'Fast Movin' Train' (RCA Records, 1990).

Restless Heart: 'Fast Movin' Train' (RCA Records, 1990)

Restless Heart recorded Steve Bogard's 'Long Lost Friend' (co-written with Larry Stewart and Dave Robbins) and included the track on 'Fast Movin' Train' (RCA Records, 1990); the track reached No.16 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in early 1991.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1991

T. Graham Brown: 'You Can't Take It With You' (Capitol Records, 1991)

T. Graham Brown recorded Steve Bogards' 'You Can’t Take It With You' and included the track on 'You Can't Take It With You' (Capitol Records, 1991).

Glen Campbell: 'Unconditional Love' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1991)

Glen Campbell recorded Steve Bogard's 'Right Down to The Memories' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Unconditional Love' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1991).

Steve Wariner: 'I Am Ready' (Arista Records, 1991)

Steve Wariner recorded Steve Bogard's 'A Woman Loves' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'I Am Ready' (Arista Records, 1991); the track reachd No.9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in early 1992.

Patty Loveless: 'Up Against My Heart' (MCA Records, 1991)

Patty Loveless recorded Steve Bogard's 'Jealous Bone' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Up Against My Heart' (MCA Records, 1991); the track reached No.13 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in March 1992.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1992

Michelle Wright: 'Now & Then' (Arista Records, 1992)

On Friday 22 May 1992, Michelle Wright saw the release of 'Now & Then' (Arista Records, 1992), which was produced by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles; the album included the track 'Take It Like a Man' (written by Tony Haselden), which was Michelle's highest charting United States single, reaching No.10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

Michelle Wright's 'Now & Then' (Arista Records, 1992) also included the following tracks:

'If I'm Ever Over You' (written by Mark D. Sanders and Trisha Yearwood)
'Now & Then' (written by Gary Harrison and Karen Staley)
'One Time Around', which was written by Chapin Hartford and Don Pfrimmer (Thursday 9 September 1937 - Monday 7 December 2015)
'He Would Be Sixteen' (written by Charlie Black, Jill Colucci and Austin Roberts)
'The Change' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles) (No.41, 1992)
'Don't Start With Me' (written by Steve Bogard and Michael Clark)
'Guitar Talk' (written by Steve Bogard and Colin Linden)
'Fastest Healing Wounded Heart' (written by Pat Bunch and Curtis Stone)
'A Little More Comfortable' (written by Chapin Hartford)

Rob Crosby: 'Another Time & Place' (Arista Records, 1992)

Rob Crosby recorded Steve Bogard's 'She Wrote The Book' (co-written with Rob Crosby) and included the track on 'Another Time & Place' (Arista Records, 1992); the track reached No.53 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1992.

Restless Heart: 'Big Iron Horses' (RCA Records, 1992)

Restless Heart recorded Steve Bogard's 'We Got The Love' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Big Iron Horses' (RCA Records, 1992); the track reached No.11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in August 1993.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1993

Larry Stewart: 'Down The Road' (RCA Records, 1993)

Larry Stewart recorded Steve Bogard's 'I'll Cry Tomorrow' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Down The Road' (RCA Records, 1993); the track reached No.34 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1993.

Tanya Tucker: 'Soon' (Liberty Records, 1993)

Tanya Tucker recorded Steve Bogard's 'Hangin' In' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Soon' (Liberty Records, 1993); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1994.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1994

Blackhawk: 'Blackhawk' (Arista Nashville Records, 1994)

Blackhawk recorded Steve Bogard's 'Between Ragged & Wrong' (co-written with Rick Giles and Steven J. Nathan) and included the track on 'Blackhawk' (Arista Nashville Records, 1994).

Michelle Wright: 'The Reasons Why' (Arista Records, 1994)

On Thursday 1 September 1994, Michelle Wright saw the release of 'The Reasons Why' (Arista Records, 1994), which was produced by Steve Bogard, Mike Clute, Val Garay and John Guess, and included the following tracks:

'One Good Man' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'Safe in The Arms of Love' (written by Pat Bunch, Mary Ann Kennedy and Pamela Rose)
'We've Tried Everything Else' (written by Bob DiPiero, Steve Seskin and Pam Tillis)
'Cold Kisses' (written by Chapin Hartford and Pam Tillis)
'The Reasons Why I'm Gone' (written by Chuck Cannon and Gary Lloyd)
'Try Getting Over You' (written by Paul Nelson and Craig Wiseman)
'Where Do We Go from Here' (written by Jill Colucci, Randy Sharp and Michelle Wright)
'Tell Me More' (written by Chuck Jones and Cactus Moser)
'The Wall' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'The Old Song & Dance', which was written by Layng Martine Junior and Kent M. Robbins (Wednesday 23 April 1947 - Saturday 27 December 1997)

Terry McBride & The Ride: 'Terry McBride & The Ride' (MCA Records, 1994)

Terry McBride & The Ride recorded Steve Bogard's 'Nothin' Nobody Can Say' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Terry McBride & The Ride' (MCA Records, 1994).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1995

Alabama: 'In Pictures'' (RCA Records, 1995)

Alabama recorded Steve Bogard's 'Say I' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'In Pictures' (RCA Records, 1995); the track reached No.38 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1995.

Tim McGraw: 'All I Want' (Curb Records, 1995)

Tim McGraw recorded Steve Bogard's 'Renegade' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'All I Want' (Curb Records, 1995).

Confederate Railroad: 'When & Where' (Atlantic Records, 1995)

Confederate Railroad recorded Steve Bogard's 'Toss a Little Bone' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'When & Where' (Atlantic Records, 1995); the track reached No.51 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1995.

Brett James: 'Brett James' (Career Records, 1995)

Brett James recorded Steve Bogard's 'If I Could See Love' and included the track on 'Brett James' (Career Records, 1995); the track reached No.68 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1995.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1996

Duane Steele: 'PO Box 423' (Mercury Records, 1996)

In February 1996, Duane Steele saw the release of his debut album, 'PO Box 423' (Mercury Records, 1996), which was produced by Steve Bogard and Michael D. Clute; the album included four tracks, which were hit singles on the RPM Country Chart in Canada:

'Stuck on Your Love' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles) (No.2 in March 1996)
'Anita Got Married' (written by Michael Clark and Jeff Stevens) (No.1 for one week in July 1996)
'The Trouble With Love' (written by Hal Ketchum and Matraca Berg) (No.3 in October 1996)
'She's Tough' (written by Steve Bogard and Jeff Stevens) (No.7 in February 1997)

George Strait: 'Blue Clear Sky' (MCA Records, 1996)

George Strait recorded Steve Bogard's 'Carried Away' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Blue Clear Sky' (MCA Records, 1996); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in August 1996.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1997

George Strait: 'Carrying Your Love With Me' (MCA Records, 1997)

George Strait recorded Steve Bogard's 'Carrying Your Love With Me' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Carrying Your Love With Me' (MCA Records, 1997); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for three weeks in July / August 1997.

Ricochet: 'Blink of An Eye' (Columbia Records, 1997)

Ricochet recorded Steve Bogard's 'The Girl Formerly Known As Mine' (co-written with Jeff Stevens and Gregory Cook) and included the track on 'Blink of An Eye' (Columbia Records, 1997).

Jeff Carson: 'Butterfly Kisses' (Curb Records, 1997)

Jeff Carson recorded Steve Bogard's 'Hangin’ by a Thread' (co-written with Amanda Hunt-Taylor and Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Butterfly Kisses' (Curb Records, 1997).

Emilio: 'It's On The House' (Capitol Records, 1997)

Emilio recorded Steve Bogard's 'She Gives' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'It's On The House' (Capitol Records, 1997).

Emilio: 'It's On The House' (Capitol Records, 1997)

Emilio recorded Steve Bogard's 'Stuck On Your Love' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'It's On The House' (Capitol Records, 1997).

Duane Steele: 'This is The Life' (Mercury Records, 1997)

In September 1997, Duane Steele saw the release of his second album, 'This is The Life' (Mercury Records, 1997), which was produced by Steve Bogard and Michael D. Clute; the album included two tracks, which were hit singles on the RPM Country Chart in Canada:

'Tell The Girl' (written by Duane Steele and Jon Robbin) (No.9 in December 1997)
'If I Could Just Get to You' (written by Duane Steele and Jon Robbin) (No.10 in April 1998)

River Road: 'River Road' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1997)

River Road recorded Steve Bogard's 'Nickajack' (co-written with Matt Maher and Steve Curnutte) and included the track on 'River Road' (Capitol Nashville Records, 1997); the track reached No.37 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1997.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1998

Rhett Akins: 'What Livin's All About' (Decca Records, 1998)

Rhett Akins recorded Steve Bogard's 'She's Got Everything Money Can't Buy' (co-written with Gregory Cook and Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'What Livin's All About' (Decca Records, 1998).

George Strait: 'One Step at a Time' (MCA Records, 1998)

George Strait recorded Steve Bogard's 'Why Not Now' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'One Step at a Time' (MCA Records, 1998).

Blackhawk: 'The Sky's The Limit' (Arista Nashville Records, 1998)

Blackhawk recorded Steve Bogard's 'There You Have It' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'The Sky's The Limit' (Arista Nashville Records, 1998); the track reached No.4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1998, and No.41 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1998.

Blackhawk: 'The Sky's The Limit' (Arista Nashville Records, 1998)

Blackhawk recorded Steve Bogard's 'Nobody Knows What To Say' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'The Sky's The Limit' (Arista Nashville Records, 1998).

Tracy Byrd: 'I'm From The Country' (MCA Records, 1998)

Tracy Byrd recorded Steve Bogard's 'I Wanna Feel That Way Again' (co-written with Jeff Stevens and Danni Leigh) and included the track on 'I'm From The Country' (MCA Records, 1998); the track reached No.9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1998.

Danni Leigh: '29 Nights' (Decca Records, 1998)

Danni Leigh recorded Steve Bogard's 'Ol' Lonesome' (co-written with Jeff Stevens and Danni Leigh) and included the track on '29 Nights' (Decca Records, 1998).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 1999

Kenny Chesney: 'Everywhere We Go' (BNA Records, 1999)

Kenny Chesney recorded Steve Bogard's 'Life is Good' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Everywhere We Go' (BNA Records, 1999).

Lonestar: 'Lonely Grill' (BNA Records, 1999)

Lonestar recorded Steve Bogard's 'You Don't Know What Love Is' (co-written with Marv Green) and included the track on 'Lonely Grill' (BNA Records, 1999).

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 'Bang Bang Bang' (DreamWorks Records, 1999)

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded Steve Bogard's 'Forget The Job (Get a Life)' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Bang Bang Bang' (DreamWorks Records, 1999).

George Strait: 'Always Never The Same' (MCA Records, 1999)

George Strait recorded Steve Bogard's 'I Look at You' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Always Never The Same' (MCA Records, 1999); the track, as a result of unsolicited airplay, reached No.75 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1999.

David Ball: 'Play' (Warner Bros. Records, 1999)

David Ball recorded Steve Bogard's 'I Want to With You' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Play' (Warner Bros. Records, 1999); the track reached No.67 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1999.

Clay Walker: 'Live, Laugh, Love' (Giant Records, 1999)

In 1999, Clay Walker recorded Jerry Kilgore's 'If A Man Ain't Thinking ('Bout His Woman)' (co-written with Buddy Brock and Debi Cochran) and included the track on 'Live, Laugh, Love' (Giant Records, 1999).

Jerry Kilgore

It was in 1999 when Jerry Kilgore was the first male singer signed to Virgin Nashville Records' by label president Scott Hendricks.  Songwriters Jeff Stevens and Steve Bogard produced four songs on Jerry Kilgore and played the demo for Scott Hendricks at Virgin Nashville Records, who decided to sign the singer.

Jerry Kilgore: 'Love Trip' (Virgin Nashville Records, 1999)

On Tuesday 21 September 1999, Virgin Nashville Records released Jerry Kilgore's debut album, 'Love Trip' (Virgin Nashville Records, 1999).  Produced by Steve Bogard, Jeff Stevens and Scott Hendricks, Jerry Kilgore's 'Love Trip' (Virgin Nashville, 1999) was a collection of smooth, easygoing country songs, which were reminiscent of material that George Strait would record.

Virgin Nashville Records billed Jerry Kilgore's music as 'new country that tasted vintage'.

The album's first single (and video), 'Love Trip', reached No.36 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 1999, while a further two singles were released in 2000, 'The Look' (No.49, 2000) and 'Cactus in a Coffee Can' (No.73, 2000).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2000

Mark Wills: 'Permanently' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2000)

Mark Wills recorded Steve Bogard's 'Permanently' (co-written with Josh Kear) and included the track on 'Permanently' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2000).

Neal McCoy: '24-7-1965' (Giant Records, 2000)

Neal McCoy recorded Steve Bogard's 'Forever Works For Me (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)' and included the track on '24-7-1965' (Giant Records, 2000).

Rascal Flatts: 'Rascal Flatts' (Lyric Street Records, 2000)

Rascal Flatts recorded Steve Bogard's 'Prayin' For Daylight' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Rascal Flatts' (Lyric Street Records, 2000); the track reached No.3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2000.

Ricochet: 'What You Leave Behind' (Columbia Records, 2000)

Ricochet recorded Steve Bogard's 'You Beat All I've Ever Seen' (co-written with Greg Cook and Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'What You Leave Behind' (Columbia Records, 2000).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2001

Diamond Rio: 'One More Day' (Arista Nashville Records, 2001)

Diamond Rio recorded Steve Bogard's 'I Think I Love You' (co-written with Marv Green) and included the track on 'One More Day' (Arista Nashville Records, 2001).

Clay Walker: 'Say No More' (Giant Records, 2001)

In 2001, Clay Walker recorded Steve Bogard's 'If You Ever Feel Like Lovin' Me Again' (co-written with Jerry Kilgore and Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Say No More' (Giant Records, 2001); the track reached No.27 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2001.

Lonestar: 'I'm Already There' (BNA Records, 2001)

Lonestar recorded Steve Bogard's 'Out Go The Lights' (co-written with Brett Beavers and Richie McDonald) and included the track on 'I'm Already There' (BNA Records, 2001).

Mark Wills: 'Loving Every Minute' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2001)

Mark Wills recorded Steve Bogard's 'Lost in a Kiss' (co-written with Brett Beavers) and included the track on 'Loving Every Minute' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2001).

Tim McGraw: 'Set This Circus Down' (Curb Records, 2001)

Tim McGraw recorded Steve Bogard's 'You Get Used to Somebody' (co-written with Tom Shapiro) and included the track on 'Set This Circus Down' (Curb Records, 2001).

Tim McGraw: 'Set This Circus Down' (Curb Records, 2001)

Tim McGraw recorded Steve Bogard's 'Take Me Away From Here' (co-written with Jeff Stevens) and included the track on 'Set This Circus Down' (Curb Records, 2001).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2002

Travis Tritt: 'Strong Enough' (Columbia Records, 2002)

Travis Tritt recorded Steve Bogard's 'Can't Tell Me Nothing' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Strong Enough' (Columbia Records, 2002).

Terry McBride & The Ride: 'Amarillo Sky' (Dualtone Records, 2002)

Terry McBride & The Ride recorded Steve Bogard's 'Anything That Touches You' (co-written with Marv Green and Terry McBride) and included the track on 'Amarillo Sky' (Dualtone Records, 2002); the track reached No.50 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2002.

Terry McBride & The Ride: 'Amarillo Sky' (Dualtone Records, 2002)

Terry McBride & The Ride recorded Steve Bogard's 'Sure Feels Like It' (co-written with Marv Green and Terry McBride) and included the track on 'Amarillo Sky' (Dualtone Records, 2002).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2003

Terri Clark: 'Pain to Kill' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2003)

Terri Clark recorded Steve Bogard's 'Pain to Kill' (co-written with Tom Shapiro) and included the track on 'Pain To Kill' (Mercury Nashville Records, 2003); the album was produced by Byron Gallimore and Keith Stegall.

Dierks Bentley: 'Dierks Bentley' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2003)

Dierks Bentley recorded Steve Bogard's 'I Can Only Think of One' (co-written with Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley) and included the track on 'Dierks Bentley' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2003).

Bily Ray Cyrus: 'Time Flies' (Madacy Entertainment Records, 2003)

Bily Ray Cyrus recorded Steve Bogard's 'What Else is There' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Time Flies' (Madacy Entertainment Records, 2003).

The Oak Ridge Boys: '20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection' (MCA Records, 2003)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Steve Bogard's 'The Voices of Rejoicing Love' and included the track on '20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection' (MCA Records, 2003).

The Larkins: 'The Larkins' (Audium Entertainment Records, 2003)

The Larkins recorded Steve Bogard's 'Above It All' (co-written with Tom Shapiro) and included the track on 'The Larkins' (Audium Entertainment Records, 2003).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2004

Tim McGraw: 'Live Like You Were Dying' (Curb Records, 2004)

Tim McGraw recorded Steve Bogard's 'Can’t Tell Me Nothing' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Live Like You Were Dying' (Curb Records, 2004).

Emerson Drive: 'What If?' (DreamWorks Records, 2004)

Emerson Drive recorded Steve Bogard's 'I'll Die Trying' (co-written with Jeremy Stover) and included the track on 'What If?' (DreamWorks Records, 2004).

Brad Cotter: 'Patient Man' (Epic Records, 2004)

On Tuesday 6 July 2004, Brad Cotter saw the release of his debut album, 'Patient Man' (Epic Records, 2004), which was produced by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles; Brad Cotter was declared the winner of the television talent show 'Nashville Star' in 2004.

Brad Cotter's 'Patient Man' (Epic Records, 2004) included the hit single 'I Meant To' (written by Brad Cotter, Steve Bogard and Rick Giles), which reached No.35 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2004.

Brad Cotter's 'Patient Man' (Epic Records, 2004) also included the following tracks:

'Can't Tell Me Nothing' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'Patient Man' (written by Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'I Miss Me' (written by Brad Cotter, Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'High On Love' (written by Brad Cotter, Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'Rock And Roll In The Hay' (written by Tim Nichols and Jeff Stevens)
'Hard to Be a Rock' (written by Brad Cotter, Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)
'I Came Here to Live' (written by Tony Lane)
'Blue Collar Night' (written by Jeffrey Steele and Bart Allmand)
'I've Got Time' (written by Brad Cotter, Steve Bogard and Rick Giles)

Restless Heart: 'Still Restless' (Koch Records Nashville, 2004)

Restless Heart recorded Steve Bogard's 'What We Know Now' (co-written with Larry Stewart and Dave Robbins) and included the track on 'Still Restless' (Koch Records Nashville, 2004).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2005

Dierks Bentley: 'Modern Day Drifter' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2005)

Dierks Bentley recorded Steve Bogard's 'Down on Easy Street' (co-written with Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley) and included the track on 'Modern Day Drifter' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2005).

Lonestar: 'Coming Home' (BNA Records, 2005)

Lonestar recorded Steve Bogard's 'I'll Die Trying' (co-written with Jeremy Stover) and included the track on 'Coming Home' (BNA Records, 2005); the track reached No.43 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2005.

Trace Adkins: 'Songs About Me' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2005)

Trace Adkins recorded Steve Bogard's 'I Wish It Was You' (co-written with Tom Shapiro) and included the track on 'Songs About Me' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2005).

The Oak Ridge Boys: 'Christmas Cookies' (Word Entertainment Records, 2005)

The Oak Ridge Boys recorded Steve Bogard's 'Ordinary Days' and included the track on 'Christmas Cookies' (Word Entertainment Records, 2005).

Bering Strait: 'Pages' (Universal South Records, 2005)

Bering Strait recorded Steve Bogard's 'Choose Your Partner' (co-written with Marv Green) and included the track on 'Pages' (Universal South Records, 2005).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2006

Dierks Bentley: 'Long Trip Alone' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2006)

Dierks Bentley recorded Steve Bogard's 'Every Mile a Memory' (co-written with Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley) and included the track on 'Long Trip Alone' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2006); the track, which was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in November 2006, was a 2007 Grammy Award nomination for 'Country Song of the Year'.

Dierks Bentley: 'Long Trip Alone' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2006)

Dierks Bentley recorded Steve Bogard's 'Long Trip Alone' (co-written with Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley) and included the track on 'Long Trip Alone' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2006); the track reached No.10 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart in 2006.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2007

Jack Ingram: 'This Is It' (Big Machine Records, 2007)

Jack Ingram recorded Steve Bogard's 'Wherever You Are' (co-written with Jeremy Stover) and included the track on 'This Is It' (Big Machine Records, 2007); the track was No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart for one week in May 2007.

Brad Paisley: '5th Gear' (Arista Records, 2007)

Brad Paisley recorded Steve Bogard's 'Bigger Fish to Fry' (co-written with Jeff Jeff Stevens) and included the track on '5th Gear' (Arista Records, 2007); the track featured The Kung Pao Buckaroos.

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2009

Dierks Bentley: 'Feel That Fire' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2009)

Dierks Bentley recorded Steve Bogard's 'Little Heartwrecker' (co-written with Brett Beavers and Dierks Bentley) and included the track on 'Feel That Fire' (Capitol Nashville Records, 2009).

The Woodys: 'The Woodys' (Rounder Records, 2009)

The Woodys recorded Steve Bogard's 'Bobby & Juanita' and included the track on 'The Woodys' (Rounder Records, 2009).

George Strait: 'Twang' (MCA Records, 2009)

George Strait recorded Steve Bogard's 'Easy As You Go' (co-written with Rick Giles) and included the track on 'Twang' (MCA Records, 2009).

Steve Bogard Compositions: 2012

Adam Gregory: 'Different Places' (Calusa Entertainment / GMV Nashville, 2012)

Adam Gregory recorded Steve Bogard's 'Throwaway Day' and included the track on 'Different Places' (Calusa Entertainment / GMV Nashville, 2012).

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