NSAI Elects Steve Bogard As President

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• November 14, 2017 •

Steve Bogard

Songwriter Steve Bogard was elected President of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) during a special election of the NSAI Board of Directors on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Bogard, who formerly served as NSAI President from 2006-2012 was elected unanimously.

Bogard filled the position vacated yesterday (Nov. 13) by the resignation of former President Lee Thomas Miller who announced he is seeking the 7th District Congressional seat previously held by Marsha Blackburn who is running for the U.S. Senate.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to represent songwriters on music row and Capitol Hill. I think it’s important that someone step into this position who is familiar with the policy, politics and players since we are hopefully close to some legislative breakthroughs on behalf of songwriters,” Miller said as he announced his resignation to the NSAI Executive Committee, a 10-member subset of the NSAI Board. NSAI is a non-partisan organization which Miller acknowledged in his comments.

“I am flattered that the NSAI Board has the confidence in me to elect me again to this position,” Bogard said. “I knew Lee would be a good President when he was elected. He ended up being a great President,” Bogard told the NSAI Board. “We are on the cusp of some of the most important songwriter legislation in decades and I look forward to being involved in that process as NSAI President.”

Bogard is known for co-writing hit songs such as: “Carried Away” and “Carrying Your Love With Me,” recorded by George Strait, “Prayin’ for Daylight” recorded by Rascal Flatts, “Every Mile A Memory” recorded by Dierks Bentley, “Wherever You Are,” recorded by Jack Ingram and his latest No. 1 song, “Seein’ Red” recorded by Dustin Lynch.

Bogard’s term begins immediately. The next NSAI officers election will be in May of 2018.

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