Songwriter Craig Wiseman Celebrates 20th No. 1 Single

Craig Wiseman 20 No. 1s

Pictured (L-R): Mike Sistad (ASCAP Senior Creative Director), Barry Stock (Three Days Grace), Adam Gontier (Three Days Grace), Craig Wiseman, Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace), Brad Walst (Three Days Grace) and Seth England (Big Loud Shirt). Photo courtesy of ASCAP.

Songwriter Craig Wiseman is celebrating his 20th No. 1 hit with Canadian rock band Three Day Grace’s smash hit “Chalk Outline.” Craig, who is also a GRAMMY winner and founder of Big Loud Shirt Publishing, was joined by family and friends at the band’s recent show at Exit/In in Nashville to celebrate the milestone.

To date, Craig has had well over 300 song cuts and 100 singles. He was named ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year in 2003, 2005 and 2007. In 2005, he won a GRAMMY for Best Country Song for Tim McGraw’s 10-week No. 1, “Live Like You Were Dying.” He was also honored with  the County Music Association and Academy of Country Music Song Of The Year awards for “Live Like You Were Dying” and for Brooks & Dunn’s “Believe” the next year Craig was honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association as Songwriter of the Decade in 2009. And in 2007 Craig and writers Jeffrey Steele, Bob DiPiero and Tony Mullins were the subjects of the GAC series The Hitmen of Music Row.

Big Loud Shirt opened 9 years ago and has since scored 65 singles and 18 No. 1 hits with Craig writing eleven of the 18 including Kenny Chesney’s “Summertime,” Toby Keith’s “Love Me If You Can,” and Blake Shelton and Trace Adkin’s “Hillbilly Bone.” For more information on Craig and Big Loud Shirt visit



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