Craig Wiseman
Craig Wiseman

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.


  • Matchbox Twenty

    "Where The Light Goes"
  • Neon Union

    "This Thing - Single "
  • Tim McGraw

    "Standing Room Only - Single"
  • Florida Georgia Line

    "Greatest Hits"
  • Shawn Austin

    "Planes Don't Wait- EP "
  • Jason Aldean

    "Georgia "
  • Stephen Wilson Jr.

    "Holler From The Holler- Single "
  • Tim McGraw

    "The Cowboy In Me (Yellowstone Edition) "
  • HIXTAPE: Vol. 2

    "Beer Song"
  • Blake Shelton

    "Body Language (Deluxe)"
  • Mackenzie Porter

    "Unlonely Me- Single"
  • Derek Austin

    "Beer Me Up- Single "
  • Nelly

  • Hayes Carll

    "You Get It All - Single"
  • Barenaked Ladies

    "Detour de Force- Roll Out"
  • Jimmie Allen

    "Betty James - Gold Edition"
  • Blake Shelton

    "Body Language"
  • Shy Carter

    "Boom In The Boondocks - Single"
  • Ashley Cooke

    "Sunday Morning Kinda Saturday Night - Single"
  • Tracy Lawrence

    "Hindsight 2020: Vol. 1"
  • Brothers Osborne

  • Keith Urban

    "Superman - Single"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "Here And Now"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "We Do"
  • The Last Bandoleros

    "Live From Texas"
  • The Cadillac Three

    "Country Fuzz"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "Here and Now - Single"
  • Florida Georgia Line

    "Acoustic Sessions"
  • Chris Janson

    "Real Friend"
  • Craig Wiseman

    "Way Down (feat. Shy Carter) - Single"
  • Parmalee

    "Party Pack"
  • Morgan Wallen

    "If I Know Me"
  • Jake Rose

    "Sleeves - Single"
  • Jake Rose

    "Econoline - Single"
  • Jake Owen

    "Greetings From...Jake"
  • Chris Janson

    "Waitin' On Five - Single"
  • Blake Shelton

    "Texoma Shore"
  • Chris Janson

  • Jerrod Niemann

    "This Ride"
  • Dustin Lynch

    "Current Mood"
  • Parmalee

  • Levon

    "Levon - EP"
  • Chris Stapleton

    "From A Room: Volume 1"
  • Josh Turner

    "Deep South"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "Cosmic Hallelujah"
  • Luke Bryan

    "Farm Tour...Here's To The Farmer-EP"
  • Florida Georgia Line

    "Dig Your Roots"
  • Blake Shelton

    "If I'm Honest"
  • Frankie Ballard

    "El Rio"
  • Randy Houser

    "Fired Up"
  • Brothers Osborne

    "Pawn Shop"
  • Haley Georgia

    "Pretty Girls Mixtape - EP"
  • Michael Ray

    "Tour Bootleg"
  • Florida Georgia Line

    "Anything Goes"
  • Blake Shelton

    "Bringing Back the Sunshine"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "The Big Revival"
  • Outshyne

    "Startin’ Over"
  • Ronnie Dunn

    "Peace Love and Country Music"
  • Eli Young Band

    "10,000 Towns"
  • Jake Owen

    "Days of Gold"
  • Brett Kissel

    "Started With A Song"
  • Blake Shelton

    "Based On A True Story..."
  • Luke Bryan

    "Spring Break... Here to Party"
  • Florida Georgia Line

    "Here's To The Good Times"
  • Jason Aldean

    "Night Train"
  • Three Days Grace

    "Transit of Venus"
  • Jake Owen

    "Endless Summer EP"
  • Big & Rich

    "Hillbilly Jedi"
  • Colt Ford

    "Declaration of Independence"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "Welcome to the Fishbowl"
  • Dallas Smith

    "Jumped Right In"
  • Craig Morgan

    "This Ole Boy"
  • Nickelback

    "Here and Now"
  • Scotty McCreery

    "Clear As Day"
  • Jake Owen

    "Barefoot Blue Jean Night"
  • Trace Adkins

    "Proud to be Here "
  • Blake Shelton

    "Red River Blue"
  • Ronnie Dunn

    "Ronnie Dunn"
  • Frankie Ballard

    "Frankie Ballard"
  • Colt Ford

    "Every Chance I Get"
  • Josh Kelley

    "Georgia Clay"
  • Jennifer Hudson

    "I Remember Me"
  • 33Miles

  • Blake Shelton

    "All About Tonight"
  • Boyzone

  • Blake Shelton

    "Hillbilly Bone"
  • Lady Antebellum

    "Need You Now"
  • Phil Vassar

    "Traveling Circus"
  • Diamond Rio

    "The Reason"
  • Chris Young

    "The Man I Want To Be"
  • Kenny Chesney

    "Greatest Hits II"
  • Faith Hill

    "Joy to the World"
  • Julianne Hough

    "Julianne Hough"
  • Phil Vassar

    "Prayer of a Common Man"
  • Dolly Parton

    "Backwoods Barbie"
  • Toby Keith

    "Big Dog Daddy"
  • Tim McGraw

    "Let It Go"
  • Pat Green

  • Kenny Chesney

    "The Road and the Radio"
  • Brooks & Dunn

    "Hillbilly Deluxe"