Bob Regan

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Bob Regan
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Regan Performing at the Silver Moon Stage of the FloraBama
Background information
Birth nameRobert Joseph Regan
BornSacramento, California, United States
Instrument(s)guitar, bass guitar
Years active1972–present

Robert Joseph Regan is a Grammy nominated American country music songwriter. His chart credits include "Til Love Comes Again" by Reba McEntire, "Busy Man" by Billy Ray Cyrus, "Your Everything" by Keith Urban, "Soon" by Tanya Tucker, "Thinkin' About You" by Trisha Yearwood, "Running Out of Reasons to Run" by Rick Trevino, "Something About a Woman" by Jake Owen, "Dig Two Graves" by Randy Travis, and many others. His songs have been recorded by artists ranging from cowboy legend Roy Rogers to Kenny Rogers, from Hank Williams Jr. to Andy Williams.

In 2012, Regan founded Operation Song, a program which brings professional songwriters together with veterans and active duty military to help them tell their stories in song. To date there have been over 1200 songs written with veterans of World War II to those currently serving. Regan has also been a studio musician, a guitarist on the Grand Ole Opry (with Jeanne Pruitt,) and was a three-term President of the Board of the Nashville Songwriters Association International as well as their Legislative Chair. In that role in 2006, he helped pass the Songwriters Capital Gains Tax Equity Act. Regan also taught as an adjunct professor at Belmont University in the inaugural year of their songwriting program.

Early life[edit]

Regan was born in Sacramento, California, was raised in South Lake Tahoe.

Chart singles written by Bob Regan[edit]

The following is a list of Bob Regan compositions that were chart hits.

Year Single Title Recording Artist Chart Positions
Billboard Hot 100 Billboard Country
1987 Routine
The Kendalls 54
1989 'Til Love Comes Again
co-written with Ed Hill
Reba McEntire 4
1990 We've Got It Made
co-written with Sandy Ramos
Lee Greenwood 14
1993 Soon
co-written with Casey Kelly
Tanya Tucker 2
1994 You Just Watch Me
co-written with Rick Giles
Tanya Tucker 20
1995 Sometimes I Forget
co-written with Billy Kirsch
Doug Stone 41
1995 Yeah Buddy
co-written with Mark D. Sanders
Jeff Carson 69
1995 Thinkin' About You
co-written with Tom Shapiro
Trisha Yearwood 120 1
1996 She Can't Save Him
co-written with Liz Hengber
Lisa Brokop 55
1996 Someday
co-written with Steve Azar and A. J. Masters
Steve Azar 51
1997 More Than I Wanted to Know
co-written with Mike Noble
Regina Regina 53
1997 Running Out of Reasons to Run
co-written with George Teren
Rick Trevino 1
1997 The Swing
co-written with Robert Ellis Orrall
James Bonamy 31
1999 Ain't Enough Roses
co-written with Lisa Brokop and Sam Hogin
Lisa Brokop 65
1999 Tore Up from the Floor Up
co-written with J. B. Rudd
Wade Hayes 57
1999 Busy Man
co-written with George Teren
Billy Ray Cyrus 46 3
1999 Everytime I Cry
co-written with Karen Staley
Terri Clark 69 12
1999 Steam
co-written with Lewis Anderson
Ty Herndon 83 18
2000 I Want to Know (Everything There Is to Know About You)
co-written with Lewis Anderson
Mark Wills 33
2000 Your Everything
co-written with Chris Lindsey
Keith Urban 51 4
2008 Something About a Woman[1]
co-written with Jimmy Ritchey and Jake Owen
Jake Owen 104 15
2009 I'll Be That
co-written with Jimmy Wayne and Kevin Paige
Jimmy Wayne 46
2009 Fight Like a Girl
co-written with Kristy Osmunson and Kelley Shepard
Bomshel 30


2012 Pray About Everything Dove Award Best Country Recorded Song Nominated
2009 Dig Two Graves Grammy Awards Best Country Song Nominated
2008 Something About a Woman ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
2000 Your Everything ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
1999 Steam ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
1999 Busy Man ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
1999 Everytime I Cry ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
1997 Running Out of Reasons to Run ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
1995 "Thinkin' About You" ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
1993 Soon ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
1990 We've Got It Made ASCAP Most Performed Song Won
1989 'Til Love Comes Again ASCAP Most Performed Song Won


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