|Genres:||Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||country female vocalist 70s pop oldies 60s female vocalists grammy|
|Decades:||1960s 1970s 1980s 2000s|
Myrna Joy Brooks, 29 November 1941, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Raised in Blanchard, Oklahoma, Millers father loved country music and played fiddle, and all her four sisters were singers. She led a folk trio while still at school and, after graduation, moved to California to pursue a singing career, but a severe car accident forced her to return home. She established herself locally after appearing on Tom Paxtons television show, and gained a reputation as a folk-singer. Actor Dale Robertson introduced her to Capitol Records, and her first album, Wednesdays Child, was a blend of folk and pop music. Her first US chart success was with He Walks Like A Man and then she went to number 12 with the answer to Roger Millers King Of The Road, Queen Of The House. As a result, she won a Grammy for the Best Female Country Performance. She recorded a dramatic teen anthem about being misunderstood, Home Of The...