Craig Wiseman To Be Honored By Mississippi During The '27th Annual Governor's Arts Awards'
February 17, 2015 at 1:43 PM (PT)
BIG LOUD SHIRT Founder, songwriter and producer CRAIG WISEMAN will be honored by his home state of MISSISSIPPI during the "27TH ANNUAL GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS" on FRIDAY (2/19).
"In NASHVILLE most people know four things about me. I'm a songwriter, I wear BIG LOUD shirts, I have a toenail painted red and I'm from MISSISSIPPI," shared WISEMAN. "I have always proudly claimed MISSISSIPPI as my home. I am grateful to help carry the long tradition of MISSISSIPPIANS' contribution to AMERICAN music. It is an honor to receive this award from the state that has been woven in my words and melodies and my heart from the very beginning. I will return to the friends, the love and the warmth of my raising! Praise GOD, hallelujah and amen. Now get some catfish cookin'!"
The HATTIESBURG, MS native, and GRAMMY award winner will be recognized for his 24 #1 hits, penning over 100 singles and his significant role in shaping Country music. Nominations for the GOVERNOR'S ARTS AWARDS were made by the general public, and a group of industry peers served as judges to review and select recipients.