Craig Wiseman is one of country music’s most renowned, talented and distinguished writers. From his early days of writing and drumming in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to being crowned Songwriter of the Century by ASCAP, he has indeed created for himself a monumental platform in the history of country music. As the writer of songs including Brooks and Dunn’s “Believe” to Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here”, Wiseman has amassed over 350 cuts, 125 singles, and 29 #1’s.
After moving to Nashville in 1985 to pursue a career in songwriting, he received his first chart success after having co-written “The Only One” from Roy Orbison’s album, Mystery Girl. In 1990, Wiseman signed his first publishing deal with Almo/Irving Music, and ten years later, he signed with BMG Music Publishing. In 2003, Wiseman opened his own publishing company, and within the first year of the independent company’s operation, Wiseman experienced the first single of the catalog; “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw not only peaked at the top of the charts for ten weeks, but it also was named NSAI Song of the Year, CMA Song of the Year, ACM Song of the Year and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song. In 2012, Wiseman co-founded Big Loud’s management division, the launchpad of Florida Georgia Line, followed by Big Loud Records in 2015.
Wiseman’s success has continued to escalate at exponential levels throughout the years. He was proclaimed ASCAP’s “Songwriter of the Year” in 2003, 2005, and 2007 in addition to being named “Writer of the Year” by NSAI and Music Row in 1997. In 2009, he received the impressive honor of NSAI’s “Songwriter of the Decade” and won the 2014 Heritage Award from ASCAP as the most performed country songwriter of the century. Following those years of success, hard work & accomplishments, Wiseman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October of 2015. In 2017, Wiseman was honored with a CMA Triple Play Award for FGL’s “Anything Goes” & Blake Shelton’s “Gonna” & “Came Here To Forget.”.
Although his accomplishments are nothing less than extraordinary, Wiseman’s talents and endeavors extend far beyond the field of songwriting. As a complement to Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying”, Wiseman co-wrote a book with the same title, which topped the New York Times Best Seller list in 2004. Additionally, he co-wrote the book A Baby Changes Everything in 2008, in conjunction with Faith Hill’s #1 single. The following year, Wiseman starred in a reality TV show, The Hitmen of Music Row, which aired on GAC.
For the past 15 years, Wiseman has hosted The Stars of Second Harvest Show at the Ryman, showing his philanthropic heart and giving all proceeds to the Second Harvest Food Bank Of Middle Tennessee. To date, this musical event has raised more than $1.5 million for the food bank.
|Uncle Kracker||Crusing Altitude||Craig Wiseman||October 20, 2023||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Old Dominion||Sleep Without Drinking||Craig Wiseman||October 6, 2023||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Pillbox Patti||Die A Redneck||Craig Wiseman||September 1, 2023||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Matchbox Twenty||Don't Get Me Wrong||Craig Wiseman||May 26, 2023||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Neon Union||This Thing||Craig Wiseman||April 28, 2023||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Noah Thompson||Make You Rich||Craig Wiseman||October 21, 2022||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Shawn Austin||Somewhere In Austin||Craig Wiseman, Jacob Durrett, Jordan Dozzi||June 29, 2022||craig-wiseman jacob-durrett jordan-dozzi publishing|
|Stephen Wilson Jr||Holler From The Holler||Craig Wiseman||April 29, 2022||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Jason Aldean||Holy Water||Craig Wiseman, Ernest Keith Smith, Jacob Durrett||April 22, 2022||craig-wiseman ernest-keith-smith jacob-durrett publishing|
|Blake Shelton||We Can Reach The Stars||Craig Wiseman||November 5, 2021||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Nelly||Ms Drive Me Crazy||Craig Wiseman, Ernest Keith Smith, Jacob Durrett||August 27, 2021||craig-wiseman ernest-keith-smith jacob-durrett publishing|
|Derek Austen||Beer Me Up||Craig Wiseman||August 27, 2021||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Trace Adkins||Welcome To||Craig Wiseman||August 27, 2021||craig-wiseman publishing|
|Trace Adkins||Got It Down||Craig Wiseman||August 27, 2021||craig-wiseman publishing|
|ERNEST||All We Need||Craig Wiseman, Ernest Keith Smith||October 11, 2019||craig-wiseman ernest-keith-smith publishing|