“King of the Road” was a song written and performed by Roger Miller in 1964. It peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 13 weeks in 1965. Furthermore, it peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs in 1965. It was one of Miller’s single in his album The Return of Roger Miller.
“King of the Road” Content
The song is about a man enjoying living life freely by traveling from place to place. It’s about living life to the fullest by not looking back or forward. Moreover, the song talks about not carrying all the burdens of life, rather living life with little to think about but only happiness. It gives a positive feeling of living freely and not worrying about tomorrow.
Roger Dean Miller, Jr. or better known as Dean Miller is Roger Miller’s son. Dean followed the footsteps of his father by becoming a country singer. He already released 3 studio albums from 1997 to 2014. Miller’s best song was “Nowhere, USA” which was released in 1997. In addition to that, the song entered the US Billboard Country Songs chart in 1997 at No. 54 position.
“King of the Road” Dean Miller Version
Dean Miller guested at a show called the Country Road TV. Bill Anderson asked Miller what was the legacy his father left behind. Dean said that the greatest legacy his father left was this:
“When people hear his name peoples face light up…. I haven’t heard one person said one bad thing about him, probably because I’m in the room. But he left a legacy of joy”
After answering the question Dean performed one of his father’s greatest hit, “King of the Road.” Just like his father, he is exceptionally talented.
Country Road TV Channel
Country Road TV is a YouTube channel account that celebrates country music in the past and the present. It also works together with Country’s Family Reunion where they invite family members of country musicians who passed away to perform their greatest hit songs.
Here’s Dean Miller as he sings his father’s song “King of the Road.”