Tailor-made in 2003 by the man in the “big loud shirt” himself, award-winning songwriter Craig Wiseman, Big Loud Publishing is all about making bold, creative statements in Nashville’s music industry. It continues to challenge the status quo with head-turning songs and has now grown to become one of the most successful independent music publishers in the Country format, with hits cranking full volume all across the genre. Big Loud Publishing’s stable of top-tier songwriters includes Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Matt Dragstrem, Jamie Moore and Joey Moi, Chris Lane, Ashley Leone, Madison Kozak, Ernest K. Smith and Griffen Palmer. To date, that lineup has penned over 90 singles including three GRAMMY Award winners (Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away”), the 8X PLATINUM 2019 BMI Pop Song of the Year (Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” featuring Florida Georgia Line) and over 50 #1 hits for artists like Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, George Strait, Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Beverley Knight, Three Days Grace, Jason Aldean, Chris Lane and many others.
Craig Wiseman, the man in the “Big Loud Shirt”, is the owner and president of the company. From Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Wiseman moved to Nashville in 1985 to pursue a songwriting career. He signed his first publishing deal in 1990, and in 2003, he opened Big Loud Shirt. The company has since experienced over thirty-eight #1’s, and Wiseman continues his own songwriting success; in 2015, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
A West Union, IL native, Seth England moved to Nashville after graduating from Greenville College, majoring in music business and marketing. He got involved with Big Loud Shirt and quickly became the company’s creative director. He now serves as the vice president of Big Loud Shirt and is a partner of Big Loud Mountain and Big Loud Records.
Kimberly Gleason, a Minnesota native and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, began her music business career at BMI. At the BMI Nashville office, she worked first in the television and film music department before moving into writer/publisher relations. Following her interest in music publishing, she joined Almo Irving Music for eight years until its purchase by Universal Music. In 2003, Kimberly joined Craig Wiseman upon his opening of Big Loud Shirt. As Director of Operations at BLPI, she oversees the song catalog activity, including demo accounting and license approvals.
Born in the Twin Cities, Michael Giangreco moved to Nashville in middle school with his family. Because of his passion for music, he attended Belmont University to study Music Business. While completing his studies, Michael interned for several companies including Rhythm House/Roc Nation and Big Loud. He began his career working as the catalog manager at Universal Music Publishing Group. Michael now works with Big Loud as their Creative Coordinator.
In 2013, Katie Flynn moved from her hometown of Woodstock, Georgia to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Belmont University. After graduating with a degree in Entertainment Industry Studies and Music Business, Katie worked at Universal Music Publishing Group for four years where her passion for country music and great songs continued to grow. In 2019, Katie accepted a role as Creative Director at Spirit Music Nashville. Today, Katie is thrilled to be a Creative Director at Big Loud and to get to work with the immensely talented roster of songwriters on the team.
Sydney Burdette, a Georgia native moved to Tennessee in 2017 to attend MTSU where she studied Music Business. Throughout college, Sydney was the Creative Publishing Intern at Liv Write Play and King Pen Music, where her passion for publishing and songs continued to grow. After graduating in the spring of 2021, Sydney moved to Nashville and found her home at Big Loud as their Catalog Manager where she is so excited to work with incredibly talented people and alongside an amazing team.