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Dean Miller Biography

Dean Miller Biography

Although born in Los Angeles, Dean Miller was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He got his musical start in local clubs around Santa Fe, before moving back to Los Angeles in the early 1980s and joining a band called the Sarcastic Hillbillies. At the same time, he attended college, in addition to briefly pursuing a career in acting. Miller later moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked as a staff songwriter for Sony/Tree Publishing. By 1995, he was signed to the Nashville division of Liberty Records (which was later re-named Capitol Records Nashville). Two years later, Dean's eponymous debut album was released on the Capitol label. The lead-off single "Nowhere, USA" received significant airplay in Chicago even before its release date. However, it and two additional singles failed to reach Top 40 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) charts. In addition, the album sold poorly, and Miller was dropped from the Capitol roster not long afterward. In 2000, two country artists charted with singles co-written by Miller: Terri Clark with "A Little Gasoline" and Trace Adkins with "I'm Gonna Love You Anyway". In 2002, Miller signed to the newly-formed Universal South Records, which released his album Just Me. As with his first album, Just Me failed to produce any major hits, and Miller was soon dropped from Universal South as well. In 2005, he was signed to the country music division of Koch Entertainment. His third album, titled Platinum, was released that same year. Koch Entertainment closed its country division in 2005, however, and Miller was yet again without a record deal. Miller has not recorded any albums since Platinum. Dean Miller is also the son of famed singer Roger Miller, who is most known for his hit song "King of the Road".

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