Industry Pics: Craig Morgan, Grand Ole Opry, SESAC, Craig Wiseman

Craig Morgan Celebrates 10th Opry Anniversary

Pictured (L-R): Sally Williams, GM, Grand Ole Opry/Sr. VP, Programming & Artist Relations, Opry Entertainment; Craig Morgan; and Dan Rogers, Dir. Marketing, Communication and Artist Initiatives, Grand Ole Opry. Photo: Chris Hollo

Craig Morgan celebrated his 10th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member with an appearance on the Opry on Oct. 16 at the Grand Ole Opry House performing some of his biggest hits including “Redneck Yacht Club,” “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” and a new song “Whiskey,” among others.

Morgan was inducted into the Opry family on Oct. 25, 2008 by Opry member John Conlee. Morgan was invited by Conlee to become an Opry member during a special concert for U.S. troops at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Sept. 18, 2008. That evening was a homecoming of sorts for the singer, who was stationed at Ft. Bragg from 1990 to 1992 during his ten-year active duty tenure in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division.


SESAC Hosts Monthly Songwriter Series

Pictured (L-R): SESAC songwriters Michael Whitworth and Tina Parol; SESAC Manager of Creative Services, Lydia Schultz; and SESAC songwriters Jake Rose and Livy Jeanne.

SESAC hosted its monthly songwriter series SESAC Presents at the Bluebird Café on Oct. 16. SESAC songwriters included Michael Whitworth, Tina Parol, Jake Rose, and Livy Jeanne.


Big Loud Leader Craig Wiseman Inducted Into Hattiesburg, Mississippi Hall Of Fame

Craig Wiseman at Davis Wade Stadium. Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports

Songwriter and Big Loud co-founder Craig Wiseman was recently humbled by his hometown of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, chosen among the inaugural class of inductees to the new Hattiesburg Hall of Fame.

Presented by the Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation during a weekend of activities over Oct. 4-5, the honor was bestowed on 14 distinguished alumni who share a “common theme of excellence,” according to Hugh Bolton, a member of the Hall of Fame Steering Committee. Wiseman joins a cast of prominent business leaders, politicians, sports figures and more who have become role models for today’s local youth.


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