Craig Wiseman is one of country music’s most renowned songwriters. From his early days of writing and drumming in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to being crowned Country Songwriter of the Century by ASCAP, he has 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 300 cuts, 100 singles, and 26 #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. In 2003, Wiseman opened his own publishing company, and within the first year of the 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 song of the year by NSAI, the CMA and the ACM and won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.
After years of success, accomplishments and hard work, Wiseman was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October 2015.