American Idol alum (Season 19) and Lancaster, KY native Alex Miller has released several Country singles to radio, as well as a full-length album, MILLER TIME, since leaving the show. He has opened for Brooks & Dunn, Hank Jr., Jamey Johnson, Josh Turner, Lee Brice, Aaron Watson, King Calaway and Niko Moon.
What was your original calling to music? How did you start?
I used to watch the “Thomas The Train” cartoon show all the time when I was very young and was curious if there were any recorded songs about trains. I asked my Grandad and he pointed me in the direction of Hank Williams Sr. He played me a song called “Pan American.” I’ve been hooked on music ever since.
Who or what is your musical inspiration? Which artist(s) do you look up to? Did any of them inspire you to experiment with your music? Is there something new you’d like to try?
You know I have to say my Grandaddy was and is still my biggest influence. My Nana says he loved Country music so much that he willed me into existence and I’m not too sure she’s wrong. He always supported me and encouraged me to be myself. I remember him saying ‘there’s already been a Hank Williams and there’s already been a Johnny Cash, so give the world an Alex Miller.’
Learn more about his new single “When God Made the South” on WLEX TV WLEX Ch 18 (Lexington) “Best of the Bluegrass”!
Why did you become involved with Music Beats Cancer? Has cancer directly or indirectly affected you?
I got involved with Music Beats Cancer because of my Nana, who was diagnosed with breast cancer about 8 years ago. She was fortunate enough to be cured and is doing well, but I know cancer doesn’t always have a happy ending. I want to help people find a cure and create more happy endings. Music Beats Cancer is working its hardest to make that happen.
What is happening next in your music career?
Well I’ve been working on a new album that will hopefully drop in the spring. It’s gonna show some different sides of my music and further me along. I’m also working on my touring schedule for next year right now, which even includes a Bahama Cruise in February, and as they say, I’m getting my ducks in a row! LOL
Check out his music video “When God Made The South“!!
Anything else you would like Music Beats Cancer readers to know about you?
Well I was so honored to be asked to help this organization. When I worked on the farm, my papaw always said, “you can only take one step at a time.” Music Beats Cancer isn’t taking steps, it’s taking leaps and bounds. Thank y’all for your support.