Steve Dean and Cara Graham Hogan are the songwriting duo, Between the Lines. Both are seasoned music industry professionals with very different backgrounds and exposure to music. People have commented that their style is hard to pinpoint, it is a unique contemporary sound with a touch of nostalgia.
Steve has written 9 #1 hits including “Watching You” by Rodney Atkins, the most played song on country radio in 2007, and recently named Country Song of the Decade by Country Aircheck. Among his #1 hits are Grammy nominated, “It Takes A Little Rain”, for the Oak Ridge Boys, “Southern Star”, for Alabama, “Round About Way”, for George Strait, “Walk On” for Reba McEntire, “Hearts Aren’t Made To Break”, Lee Greenwood, “New Day Dawning” and “No More Lonely” for The Roys, and “3935 West End Avenue” for Mason Dixon. Other artists who have cut his songs are: LoCash, Dierks Bentley, Sister Hazel, Pure Prairie League, Waylon Jennings and others.
Cara, an entrepreneur/business owner, has represented artists in management, and has been a part of the marketing and entertainment relations team for Gibson/Epiphone for many years. She as worked with a vast array of artists in a diverse range of genres including: Heart, Steven Tyler, Train, Plain White T’s. My Chemical Romance, Twisted Sister, Nick Colionne and more.
Together they write with and for other artists but have noticed a distinctive sound in the music they have created together. Those songs are the songs that define the music of Between the Lines.