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Watch GAC’s new show The Hitmen of Music Row and get up close and personal with four of country music’s most outrageous songwriters: Bob DiPiero, Tony Mullins, Jeffrey Steele, and Craig Wiseman! Tune in and follow these songwriting gurus as they go on tour and go about their hit-making ways! GAC is offered on Ch. 167 on DISH Network and on Ch. 326 on DIRECTV; check your local cable listings or click here to search for GAC in your area!

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Hitmen Trivia Challenge

Think you know a thing or two about country's hottest stars and biggest hits? Take the Hitmen Trivia Challenge and let's find out!

Hitmen Hangman

The Hitmen of Music Row have nearly 40 #1 songs to their collective credit—see if you can figure out the song titles or artist names before you get hung by the Hitmen! Exclusive Interviews
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The Hitmen of Music Row #1 Songs

Between them, they have written nearly 40 #1 songs for stars from Trace Adkins to Van Zant and almost everyone in between!
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Stories Behind the Songs

The Hitmen of Music Row share what inspired them to write some of their biggest hits! Get the scoop »

Hitmen of Music Row Q&A

Ever wonder how the mind of a hit songwriter works? Click on all 10 questions below and see for yourself.

Bob DiPiero Bio Tony Mullins Bio Jeffrey Steele Bio Craig Wiseman Bio
Q:What's one thing that the other Hitmen don't know about you?
Bob DiPiero: I have this horrible highly-infectious disease. It's passed through close contact and the sharing of capos. One day you wake up and you have a flipper growing out of your chest. You get used to it, though.
Tony Mullins:

They don't know I have a Doctoral degree in Reverse Psychology.

Jeffrey Steele:

I was in an episode of “Murder, She Wrote.”

Craig Wiseman: I've sat here for 10 minutes thinking… I either need to get a life or quit yakkin so much about me to my friends! (guess which one the guys pick?)
Q:What inspires you?
Bob DiPiero:

Great music.

Tony Mullins: Mama's homemade soup beans and cornbread with fried taters and onions topped off with her banana pudding and a big ole glass of sweet tea.
Jeffrey Steele:

My family and a great melody.

Craig Wiseman: Life, Love, all of the mushy stuff, people being people, laughing at the comedy God writes so well, crying with friends until the comedy returns. Great Music.
Q:What song do you wish you'd written?
Bob DiPiero:

“Like a Rolling Stone”

Tony Mullins:

The Beatles—“Yesterday”

Jeffrey Steele: Hmmm…“Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground,” “I Always Get Lucky With You.” But there are hundreds.
Craig Wiseman: All of those ones that got away that were in my head and never made it to tape.
Q:What's your biggest pet peeve?
Bob DiPiero:

Inconsiderate people.

Tony Mullins: The 20 sec. delay it takes some drivers to pull out when a stop light turns green.
Jeffrey Steele:

People who don't vote and then complain about government.

Craig Wiseman:

People who drain the coffee pot and don't make more.

Q:If you weren't a songwriter, what else would you be doing?
Bob DiPiero:

God only knows!

Tony Mullins:

Trying to be a bad songwriter.

Jeffrey Steele: Well my last job was a steel cutter baby, but I would've tried cartoon voiceovers, acting, or baseball or pro mountain biking.
Craig Wiseman:


Q:Who's the “diva” of the Hitmen?
Bob DiPiero:

Well, the obvious answer is Jeff. But…my vote goes to Craig.

Tony Mullins:

The obvious answer would be Jeffrey but the real answer is Bob.

Jeffrey Steele:

It's either me or Bob. We're both delicate angry flowers.

Craig Wiseman:

Jeffrey????? Nah-it's Bob. (It's a cry for help)

Q:If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
Bob DiPiero: The ability to write only when I'm going to write a super smash. Then I wouldn't have to work so hard.
Tony Mullins: Invisible…so I could sneek in George Strait's next recording session the night before they record and put one of my songs at the top of his cut list.
Jeffrey Steele:

To fly—then I could say “Hey” to Alex in heaven.

Craig Wiseman: Time travel (is that a super power? Einsteinman…) Oh, the places I would go.
Q:When writing or performing, what's your beverage of choice?
Bob DiPiero: Writing: Coffee, coffee, coffee.
Performing: Five-hour energy drink with a water chaser.
Tony Mullins: Writing, it's high test coffee black…performing, it's anything I can get my hands on that's free and cold.
Jeffrey Steele:

Makers Mark or Jack Daniels Whiskey.

Craig Wiseman:

It's country music and I do my part by having a cold beer.

Q:If there was a Mount Rushmore of country artists, who'd be on it?
Bob DiPiero: Johnny Cash, Eddy Arnold, Waylon Jennings, Tammy Wynette, Hank Williams, Sr.
Tony Mullins:

Me, Bob, Craig and Jeff

Jeffrey Steele: Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams Sr. They are the four great presidents.
Craig Wiseman: Well, since we have a TV show now and everybody expects the Hitmen to get the big head anyway…
Q:What's your favorite guilty pleasure song (song you love but are ashamed to admit it)?
Bob DiPiero: One I wrote: “Wink” (recorded by Neal McCoy)
One somebody else wrote: “Come And Get Your Love” (recorded by Redbone). I love that song!
Tony Mullins:

“One Bad Apple” (recorded by The Osmonds)

Jeffrey Steele:

“Still the One” haha (recorded by Shania Twain)

Craig Wiseman: Wow! That's endless, but I'm an old church camper, so “The Hokey Pokey.” I danced to it about a week ago with my wife and 40 kids.