Country Music Hall Of Famer Mac Wiseman Has Died At 93


COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME member MAC WISEMAN, passed away on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th at the age of 93. He is known for his DOT RECORDS interpretations of songs including “Shackles and Chains,” “Jimmy Brown the Newsboy,” “I’ll Be All Smiles Tonight,” and “Love Letters in the Sand.” 

Dubbed “The Voice With A Heart,” Bluegrass vocalist WISEMAN enjoyed a career that lasted more than six decades. He was a founding member of the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) in 1958 and served as the first Secretary of its Board of Directors. He was inducted into the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME in 2014. Earlier in his career, WISEMAN managed WHEELING, W.VA.’S WWVA JAMBOREE radio show from 1966 to 1970. He served on the board of REUNION OF PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINERS (ROPE), as well as serving as an officer of the NASHVILLE chapter of the AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS.

“MAC WISEMAN was not only a key figure in the history of Country music, but also in the history of our organization,” said CMA CEO SARAH TRAHERN. “MAC made a broad impact on both the music and business sides of our industry. He deeply understood how Country music worked thanks to his eclectic history, and he was an early adopter of the idea that our format is strengthened when we all step into the circle together.”



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