Heather Myles

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Tags: country female vocalists traditional country honky tonk country women cowhat fav cowhat cal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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31 July 1962, Riverside, California, USA. Myles was raised on a horse ranch in Texas and her brother was a rodeo rider. Heavily influenced by Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, Doris Day, Judy Garland and Buck Owens, she spent several years playing the honkytonk circuit. She made her recording debut on HighTone’s Western Beat sampler, Points West, with her songs ‘Lovin’ The Bottle’ and ‘Rum And Rodeo’, which was written about old-time rodeo rider Casey Tibbs. An excellent country writer, her debut album caused a stir, not so much because of the songs, but because she looked like Princess Diana on the cover. Touring with her band the Cadillac Cowboys, Myles released a further album on HighTone and established herself in England, where she recorded a live set for Demon Records. ‘Call me a bitch, but you’ve got to be a bitch to make it in this business’ is one of the ever-quotable Myles’ theories, but sheer...

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