Wiseman, founder of The Big Loud Shirt Industries, will receive the Excellence in Music Award
With our thirty seven#1’s, over 60 singles and countless awards, Big Loud Shirt Industries has become one of the most successful and creative independent music publishing companies in country music. Established in 2003, Big Loud Shirt is owned and operated by multiple award winning songwriter and producer, Craig Wiseman. Our abundantly talented writer roster includes Wiseman, Sarah Buxton, Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragstrem, Joey Moi and Chris Tompkins. Big Loud Shirt’s sister company, Big Loud Mountain publishing roster includes Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly of the duo, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane. In 2014 alone, Big Loud Shirt has had seven songs top the charts, including; “American Kids” by Kenny Chesney, “Bartender” by Lady Antebellum, “Drunk On A Plane” Dierks Bentley, “Dirt” by Florida Georgia Line, “Burnin’ It Down” by Jason Aldean, “Helluva Life” by Frankie Ballard and “Lettin’ The Night Roll” by Justin Moore.
Big Loud Shirt has brought home Grammy awards for Country song of the year with Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” and “Blown Away,” while also garnering three other Grammy nominations including George Strait’s “I Saw God Today.” Of our award-winning songs, “Live Like You Were Dying” attained a solid #1 status for an incredible 7 weeks straight on the US Billboard country music charts. In addition, songs written by Big Loud Shirt writers have won 14 ASCAP performance awards, a BMI performance award, ASCAP Song of the Year awards, People’s Choice Best Country Song, NSAI “Songs I Wish I’d Written” and ACM, CMA and IMBA Song of the Year awards.
Rodney Clawson’s penned, “I Saw God Today” gave George Strait his 56th #1 song. Florida Georgia Line’s debut single, “Cruise,” was the fastest rising song for a group or duo since Brooks & Dunn debut and stayed at the #1 position for 20 weeks straight, tying for the record. It currently holds the record for the most downloaded country single with RIAA certification of 9 million downloads. At the 2013 CMA Awards, Florida Georgia Line took home Vocal Duo of the Year and Single of the Year for “Cruise.”
Billboard magazine recently recognized Big Loud Shirt as one of the nation’s top ten publishing companies based on radio airplay. In the 2014 ‘year in music’ issue of Billboard magazine, Rodney Clawson was named the #1 ‘Hot Country Songwriters’ and Joey Moi was named #1 Hot Country Producer. The fall of 2013 brought top accolades for Big Loud Shirt’s writers. Rodney Clawson was named NSAI & BMI Songwriter of the Year and ASCAP named “Drunk On You” as Song of the Year (written by Clawson and Tompkins). At the 2014 ASCAP Awards, Craig Wiseman was honored with the first ever given Heritage Award for being the most played Country songwriter of the century. Several of the Big Loud Shirt companies also landed in the top 20 ‘Hot Country Songs Publishers’ list.
Big Loud Shirt’s writers have also written #1 songs for Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, George Strait, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Beverly Knight, Three Days Grace, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Toby Keith. We have also had cuts with Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, Nickelback, Plain White T’s, Daughtry, Hinder, Katharine McPhee, Gary Allan, Kellie Pickler and Boyzone.
Big Loud Shirt works closely with several music licensing companies and has landed songs on networks: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, MTV, CMT and numerous others, most notably on shows such as, American Idol, The Voice, Extreme Home Makeover, Dancing With The Stars & Oprah. We also represent catalogs of Clint Lagerberg, Don Poythress, Jennifer Schott and Deanna Bryant among others. Our office is based on famed Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee.