Blue Miller has had a long and varied career, moving from a rock & roll background into the modern, young country movement with ease. Born in Detroit, Miller first started recording under the wing of Bob Seger's manager/producer Punch Andrews with his band, Julia. Miller and his group were pressed into service as a backing band for Bob Seger for about a half a minute and also recorded with Seger, and on their own, during this period as 1776. After recording two solo albums on his own, Wish Book and Wish You Were Here, Miller relocated to Chicago and did jingle work for a while, also creating music for various televison documentaries and garnering an Emmy for "Who'll Miss the Bus." After a move to Florida, and an album on Capricorn, produced by Chuck Leavell (Movin' On), Miller eventually moved back to Nashville and fell into session work (Albert King, Mel McDaniels, Peabo Bryson, Isaac Hayes), shopping his tunes to other artists (Englebert Humperdinck, David Ruffin, Gladys Knight) and movie soundtrack work (Hamburger, Next of Kin). Eventually he was brought together with fellow songwriter looking for a break, Dave Gibson, and the two formed the Gibson-Miller Band. The band's first album, Where's There Smoke, spawned five Top 20 singles and the followup, Red, White & Blue Collar, yielded two more. The group went on to win the ACM Award for Best New Vocal Group. After the stormy breakup of the band, Miller went right on writing and producing, doing numerous session dates as well. He followed this with his one-off project, the Kick in the Asphalt Band, writing 20 new songs for the project and hitting the road again as part of the Winston Cup Road Show for 1997. He also found time to co-write Neal McCoy's hit, "If You Can't Be Good, Be Good At It." He continues to write, produce and record, contunually refining his art.
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