Toby Keith, Craig Wiseman to Receive Songwriter of Decade Awards

Toby Keith and Craig Wiseman will receive special awards during the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s Songwriter Achievement Awards. Keith will be honored as the NSAI’s songwriter-artist of the decade, and Wiseman will receive the award for songwriter of the decade. Keith has written the vast majority of his hits since scoring his first No. 1 single in 1993 with “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Wiseman’s lengthy list of song credits include Kenny Chesney’s “The Good Stuff,” Brooks & Dunn’s “Believe” and Tim McGraw’s “Live Like You Were Dying.” During the Oct. 18 awards banquet, songwriters Kye Fleming, Mark D. Sanders and late Tammy Wynette will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.