Being a child of a famous person is a big thing to deal with. It is not going to be easy because you will always be compared to your parents. People will always look at you like you have to be as great as your parents, especially if you followed their footsteps. However, Dean Miller tried to achieve his success in life not by living in his father’s shadow.
Dean Miller, The Beginning
Dean Miller is the son of country singer Roger Miller. He was born in Los Angeles, on October 15, 1965. Miller’s love for country music was not only inspired by his father but was also influenced by him growing up in Texas. He first began his career when he performed in certain clubs in Santa Fe. After a while, Dean moved to Los Angeles and joined a group called the Sarcastic Hillbillies. While he was performing, he went to college to earn a degree in acting.
His First Album and More
He soon moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of becoming a country singer. However, he did not sign a deal immediately. Dean worked as a songwriter at the Sony/Tree Publishing. In 1997, Dean released his first studio album, Dean Miller. His first album was not able to enter the Billboard chart. When they released three of his songs as a single, they were able to secure a spot on the chart. “Nowhere, USA,” “My Heart’s Broke Down (But My Mind’s Made Up),” and “Wake Up and Smell the Whiskey” all entered the chart.
His supposed second album Just Me was not released in his new record label Universal South Records. However, Dean released two singles from his record label, “Love Is A Game” and “Old Toy Trains.
After not scoring a big hit Dean moved to another recording studio and released his third album Platinum. His album, again, did not make it to the chart. He left his record label because the recording studio Koch closed its country section.
Dean Miller as a Songwriter and Producer
Dean not only recorded songs, but he also writes songs that were recorded by artists such as Trace Adkins, George Jones, Hank William III, Mark Chesnutt, and Trisha Yearwood. He may not be recording songs and releasing albums now, but he is still in the music business. He writes and produces music.
Here is a video of Dean Miller performing one of his father’s greatest hit “King of the Road” on the Country’s Family Reunion show