With our 45 #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, Chris Tompkins, Jamie Moore and the Warren Brothers. Big Loud Shirt’s sister company, Big Loud Mountain, boasts a publishing roster including Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly of the duo, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Lane, Cameron Montgomery and Morgan Wallen.
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.
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; it debuted and stayed at the #1 position for 20 weeks straight. 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”.
For the past couple years, Billboard Magazine 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 Songwriter, and Joey Moi was named #1 Hot Country Producer. Joey again achieved this award in 2016. 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! The following year was also incredible for the Big Loud writers, with Craig Wiseman’s induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the addition of the Warren Brothers to the company roster, and Rodney Clawson winning BMI Songwriter of the Year, NSAI Songwriter of the Year, and earning a Double CMA Triple Play Award.
Big Loud Shirt’s writers have also written #1 songs for Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, George Strait, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Beverly Knight, Three Days Grace, Jason Aldean, Chris Lane and many others. The company has also had cuts with Kenny Chesney, Brooks & Dunn, Van Zant, Plain White T’s, Thomas Rhett, Hinder, Miranda Lambert, Gary Allan, Lady Antebellum, and countless others.
The company works closely with several music licensing companies and has landed songs on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CW, MTV, CMT and numerous others. Most notably, they’ve appeared on shows such as American Idol, The Voice, Extreme Home Makeover, Dancing With The Stars and 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.
Craig Wiseman, the man in the “Big Loud Shirt”, is the owner and president of the company. From Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Wiseman moved to Nashville in 1985 to pursue a songwriting career. He signed his first publishing deal in 1990, and in 2003, he opened Big Loud Shirt. The company has since experienced over thirty-eight #1’s, and Wiseman continues his own songwriting success; in 2015, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
A West Union, IL native, Seth England moved to Nashville after graduating from Greenville College, majoring in music business and marketing. He got involved with Big Loud Shirt and quickly became the company’s creative director. He now serves as the vice president of Big Loud Shirt and is a partner of Big Loud Mountain and Big Loud Records.
Kimberly Gleason, a Minnesota native and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, began her music business career at BMI. At the BMI Nashville office, she worked first in the television and film music department before moving into writer/publisher relations. Following her interest in music publishing, she joined Almo Irving Music for eight years until its purchase by Universal Music. In 2003, Kimberly joined Craig Wiseman upon his opening of Big Loud Shirt. As Director of Operations at BLSI, she oversees the song catalog activity, including demo accounting and license approvals.
Matt Turner began his career in music publishing in 2007 when he was hired as Catalog Manager for ole and was eventually promoted to Creative Manager. After his 6+ years at ole, Matt was hired as Creative Director at Big Loud Shirt and now handles the day-to-day writer management and song-plugging responsibilities for Big Loud Shirt’s impressive writer roster and catalog.
A native of Charleston, MO, Hannah Showmaker Wilson moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University where she majored in music business with a minor in public relations. Upon graduation in 2012, she joined Parallel Entertainment working in both management and publishing. Four years later, she joined the Big Loud Shirt team as the Creative Director.
Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Jordan Kolodka moved to Nashville in 2011 to attend Belmont University. She majored in music business and now serves as the creative coordinator for Big Loud Shirt.