Lee Thomas Miller
|Lee Thomas Miller|
|Born||Nicholasville, Kentucky, USA|
|Occupation(s)||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, as well as top ten hits for Terri Clark, Joe Nichols, Jamey Johnson 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.
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 songwriter. 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 three 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". 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.
Singles composed by Lee Thomas Miller
- Trace Adkins – "You're Gonna Miss This"
- Blackhawk – "Days of America"
- Blue County – "That's Cool"
- Garth Brooks – "People Loving People"
- 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", "Perfect Storm"
- Deric Ruttan – "That's How I Wanna Go Out"
- Tommy Shane Steiner – "What We're Gonna Do About It"
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