Hattiesburg songwriter Wiseman receives Governor's Arts Award

Hattiesburg songwriter Wiseman receives Governor's Arts Award

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An internationally-renowned Nashville songwriter and Hattiesburg native was recognized this week with a prestigious award from the Governor's office. Craig Wiseman was one of five recipients Thursday of the 2015 Governor's Arts Awards.

Wiseman has been writing songs in the Music City for 30 years and has had more than 100 charting singles, with 21 number one hits.

He said he was honored to receive this award from his home state.

"It's going right up there with the Grammys, the CMAs, it's right in the middle of them, it's good, it really is," he said.

Wiseman is in Hattiesburg this weekend, visiting family and friends.