Lee Thomas Miller
|Lee Thomas Miller|
|Born||Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA|
|Occupations||Songwriter, record producer|
|Years active||mid 1990s-present|
|Associated acts||Terri Clark, Joe Nichols, Jamey Johnson, Trace Adkins|
Lee Thomas Miller (born in Nicholasville, Kentucky) is an American country music songwriter and occasional record producer. His credits include the number one country hits "The World" and "I'm Still a Guy" for Brad Paisley and "You're Gonna Miss This" for Trace Adkins,"I Just Wanna Be Mad for Terri Clark, "The Impossible for Joe Nichols and "Southern Girl" for Tim McGraw as well as chart topping hits for, Casey James, Thomas Rhett and other artists. Three of his songs — "You're Gonna Miss This", "The Impossible" for Nichols and "In Color" for Johnson — were nominated for Best Country Song at the Grammy Awards. Mr. Miller won Best Country Song at the 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards for Jamey Johnson's In Color He also Won a CMA award for Song of the year for the same song.
Biography and musical career
Miller was an active member of the Jessamine County Colt Band, where he played trumpet. He left his hometown to attend Eastern Kentucky University and graduated in 1991. After graduation, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to find work as a fiddle player. He continued to hone his songwriting skills. Ken Mellons was the first artist to record his material, in 1994, but it was not until Blackhawk released "Days of America" in 2002 that Miller had a writing credit for a chart single. Another recording from 2002, "The Impossible" by Joe Nichols, was nominated for a Grammy Award a year later. Both it and Terri Clark's 2003 single "I Just Wanna Be Mad" earned Miller BMI Million-Air awards in 2004 for receiving one million radio plays each. Miller's other songwriting credits include six number one hits: "The World" and "I'm Still a Guy" by Brad Paisley from 2006 and 2008 respectively, and Trace Adkins' 2008 chart-topper "You're Gonna Miss This". Terri Clark I just wanna be mad, Joe Nichols The Impossible and Tim McGraw's 2013 Smash Hit Southern Girl Another single from 2008, "In Color" by Jamey Johnson, was co-written by Miller and James Otto. Both it and "You're Gonna Miss This" were nominated for Best Country Song at the 51st Grammy Awards.
In addition to his songwriting, Miller has also produced for Curb Records' artists Steve Holy and Amy Dalley. In July of 2012 Lee Thomas Miller became President of NSAI Nashville Songwriters Association after years of lobbying Congress on behalf of songwriters rights. Mr. Miller is an avid lover of all things Nashville and fiercely loyal to it.
Singles composed by Lee Thomas Miller
- Trace Adkins – "You're Gonna Miss This"
- Blackhawk – "Days of America"
- Blue County – "That's Cool"
- Terri Clark – "I Just Wanna Be Mad"
- Amy Dalley – "Men Don't Change", "Good Kind of Crazy"
- Jamey Johnson – "In Color"
- Tim McGraw – "Nothin' to Die For", "Southern Girl"
- Joe Nichols – "The Impossible"
- Brad Paisley – "The World", "I'm Still a Guy", "Outstanding in our Field"
- Deric Ruttan – "That's How I Wanna Go Out"
- Tommy Shane Steiner – "What We're Gonna Do About It"
- Brandon Heath "Leaving Eden", "Just a Girl" "Jesus in Disguise"
- Thomas Rhett " Something to Do with my Hands"
- Casey James "Crying on a Suitcase"
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- "Lee Thomas Miller Celebrates Two Million-Air Titles". BMI. 2 August 2004. Retrieved 28 January 2009.