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Buddy Miller Biography
Buddy Miller (born Steven Paul “Buddy” Miller) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer. He currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Miller is married to and has recorded with singer-songwriter Julie Miller.
Buddy Miller Age
Steven Paul Miller was born in Fairborn, Ohio United States on September 6, 1952. He is 66 years as of 2018.
Buddy Miller Family
Buddy was born in Fairborn, Ohio, near Dayton. His grandfather gave him the nickname Buddy.
Buddy Miller Wife
Buddy Miller is married to Julie Miller who is also a songwriter, singer, and recording artist. They met in 1976 in Austin when Buddy auditioned for and played in a band with Julie Griffin and tied the knot in 1981. Additionally, they sing and play on each other’s solo projects and have recorded three duet albums.
Buddy Miller Career
In 1975, he moved to Austin, Texas and played rockabilly music in Ray Campi’s band. He auditioned for and played in a band with Julie Griffin who soon became his second wife.Buddy And Julie Miller Photo
They moved to New York City in 1980, and he formed the Buddy Miller Band, which included singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin on vocals and guitar. He also performed with Jim Lauderdale and Larry Campbell. Additionally, each Sunday, he performed in Kinky Friedman’s band at the Lone Star Cafe.
Miller moved to Nashville in the 1990s, after a stint in Los Angeles. He worked on recording sessions as a guitar player and vocalist. Also, he began producing his own records in his living room studio named Dogtown.
In 1995, Buddy along with the Sacred Cows recorded a gospel album, Man on the Moon.
In 1995, his first solo recording, Your Love and Other Lies, was released. It was followed by Poison Love in 1997 and Cruel Moon in 1999. He and his wife, Julie Miller, released Buddy & Julie Miller in 2001, which won the Album of the Year Award from the Americana Music Association. In 2002, he released Midnight and Lonesome and later in 2004 he released Universal United House of Prayer.
Another Buddy and Julie duet album Written in Chalk came in 2009 and in 2011, he collaborated with Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and Greg Leisz to release The Majestic Silver Strings.
In 2012, Buddy and Jim Lauderdale released the duet album Buddy & Jim and in 2016, Buddy recorded sessions by Kacey Musgraves, Nikki Lane, Lee Ann Womack, Brandi Carlile, and Kris Kristofferson on the album Cayamo: Sessions at Sea.
As a Record producer
Miller has produced albums for artists including Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, The Devil Makes Three, Allison Moorer, the Wood Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, the McCrary’s, and Ralph Stanley. He has co-produced records with Robert Plant, Jim Lauderdale, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.
In 2006 Solomon Burke recorded his country album Nashville with him. Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, and Dolly Parton appear as duet partners.
Miller produced Patty Griffin’s Downtown Church that was released in 2010 and won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Gospel Album on February 13, 2011. He has also produced his own solo albums as well as recordings for and with his wife, singer-songwriter Julie Miller.
He co-produced and performed on Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s 2000 album One Endless Night. He also played on Lucinda Williams’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road album. He has also worked as a recording engineer, mixer or mastering engineer on records by Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, Jim Lauderdale, and Patty Griffin.
Film and TV Career
In 2012, Miller signed on as a producer for the ABC TV series Nashville. He was the executive music producer for the show in seasons two and three. He also was a music producer and musical director for Nashville: On The Record Live Specials.
Miller was musical director and bandleader for the Americana Music Association’s Honors & Awards shows broadcast on AXS TV and PBS. Additionally, he has covered Tom T. Hall’s song, That’s How I Got to Memphis, which Jeff Daniels sang in the final episode of HBO’s The Newsroom in 2014.
Starz political drama Boss used the Plant-Miller produced “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down” as its theme song. He produced the track “Beyond the Blue” featuring Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin for the 2000 film Where the Heart Is
In 2015 he appeared on Christina Aguilera’s song, Shotgun, which was written for her appearance on Nashville. In 2017, Miller contributed his cover of Mark Heard’s song Treasure of the Broken Land to the tribute album Treasure of the Broken Land: The Songs of Mark Heard.
Between 2002 and 2013, he won twelve Americana Music Honors & Awards and was nominated for seven others.
He has also led the Americana All-Star Band, since 2015 which performs with nominated artists during the Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremonies. This is held annually at the Ryman Auditorium. In 2008 he was named him Artist of the Decade by the No Depression magazine.
Buddy Miller Net Worth
Miller is an American singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer. His primary source of net worth is from his musical career with his estimated net worth ranging around $8 Million.
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