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Songwriter Craig Wiseman Photos & Facts

Following is a collection of Craig Wiseman photographs that we’ve taken at places like Puckett’s Grocery in Leiper’s Fork, the Bluebird Cafe, and a few other locations in & around Nashville.


First, some Craig Wiseman facts…

  • Craig Wiseman is one of the hottest songwriters around. He has penned hits for Tim McGraw, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Trace Adkins, Phil Vassar, Lonestar, Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Travis Tritt, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, Aaron Tippin, Lari White, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Van Zant, Patty Loveless, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Diffee, LeAnn Rimes, Billy Ray Cyrus, and many many others.
  • More than 350 of Craig Wiseman’s songs have been recorded, including well over 100 hit singles and 20+ making it into the No. 1 position.
  • His own independent publishing company is called Big Loud Publishing where the company’s first cut (a smashing hit!) was Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying”.
  • Craig’s songwriting career began at the age of 24 when he was working for Roy Orbison. A song he penned, called “The Only One” appeared on Orbison’s “Mystery Girl” album and became a hit.

At NSAI’s song camp a few years back, Wiseman told us how he started as a songwriter. He had a local band and one member was Roy Orbison’s son. While messing on guitars, they co-wrote a song… Craig didn’t think much more about it. A few weeks later, Roy’s son told him that Roy was cutting the song on his “Mystery Girl” album. That album sold a million copies with the radio hit “You Got It” but that was not the song written by Craig and Roy’s son. Their song: Only One (Orbison/Wiseman). That was Craig’s big break into the world of songwriting.


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