Jody Miller

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": country female vocalist 70s pop oldies 60s female vocalists grammy Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Myrna Joy Brooks, 29 November 1941, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Raised in Blanchard, Oklahoma, Miller’s 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 Paxton’s television show, and gained a reputation as a folk-singer. Actor Dale Robertson introduced her to Capitol Records, and her first album, Wednesday’s 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 Miller’s ‘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...

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