Craig Wiseman To Be “Roasted And Toasted” As T.J. Martell 2020 Ambassador Of The Year

Craig Wiseman will be roasted and toasted as The T.J. Martell Foundation 2020 Ambassador Of The Year at this year’s charity event set for April 14. Special guests who will be “roasting and toasting” the guest of honor will be announced soon.

With over 350 cuts, 125 singles, and 27 No. 1 songs to his credit, Wiseman is one of the most celebrated songwriters in Nashville with a long list of genre-defining hits like Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying,” Kenny Chesney’s “The Good Stuff,” and Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here.” The recipient of ASCAP’s first-ever Heritage Award as the most-played country songwriter of the century, he was also named the Songwriter of the Decade by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

Presented as part of the Nashville Comedy Festival, sponsorship opportunities, tables, and individual tickets are now available and benefit cancer research through the T.J. Martell Foundation. Hosted at Nashville’s ZANIES Comedy Night Club, doors open at 4:45 p.m. with all the fun beginning at 5:30 p.m.

For the seventh year in a row, the event celebrates an individual who has risen to the top of their field through commitment, dedication, and perseverance. This recognition is presented to a gifted professional who is respected by seasoned industry veterans and serves as a mentor to the next generation of rising young executives who are following in their footsteps. Past “Ambassador of the Year” honorees who have been roasted and toasted include Shane McAnally (2019), Jay Williams (2018), John Esposito (2017), Mike Dungan (2016), Ali Harnell (2015), and Rob Beckham (2014).


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