Chris Oglesby

Chris Oglesby, Chris Ogleby Writer Management, Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival, Gatlinburg, TNIn his 26 years in publishing, Chris Oglesby has worked with some of the giants in the industry. He learned the ropes at famed publishing house, Almo-Irving, and learned them well enough to sign a new writer named Craig Wiseman, who went on to become ASCAP Songwriter of the Year three times with songs like ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ (Tim McGraw) and ‘Just Another Day In Paradise’ (Phil Vassar). From there Chris teamed up with Bob Doyle (Garth Brook’s manager) and Kyle Fleming (3-time BMI Writer of the Year) to launch DreamCatcher Music, then went on to a 10 year run at major label publishing house, BMG, where he worked with notable songwriters like Marcus Hummon, Hugh Prestwood, John Hiatt, Keith Follese, Rick Giles and Steven Dale Jones, to name a few, and signed emerging superstar talent like David Lee and Barry Dean. During his time at BMG, Chris was responsible for and a part of such hit songs as; ‘Prayin’ For Daylight’ (Rascal Flatts), ‘Check Yes or No’ (George Strait), ‘Young’ (Kenny Chesney), ‘Amazed’ (Lone Star), ’19 Something’ (Mark Wills), ‘The Good Stuff’ (Kenny Chesney) and “God’s Will’ (Martina McBride). Chris set out on his own to form Oglesby Writer Management in April 2004 with a dedication to work with the people he loves most – the songwriters. Chris represents and has been able to land deals for newcomers, give added support to established writers and secure cowrites with the likes of Carrie Underwood.