Heather Myles

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Heather Myles
Born (1962-07-31) July 31, 1962 (age 55)[1]
Origin Riverside, California, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1992–present
Labels HighTone
Demon
Rounder
Website Official Site

Heather Myles (born July 31, 1962) is a country music singer. Her honky tonk singing is in the Bakersfield sound-style and has been likened by many to that of Dwight Yoakam. She has had her songs featured in a major feature film.

Early life[edit]

Myles was born in Riverside, California, where her parents bred and trained horses for racing. Heather had a job in the family business until the lure of the honky-tonks called her away.

While still in her teens, she joined a band, and within a year they had a contract with HighTone.[2]

Career[edit]

Myles has released five studio albums, including two on HighTone, two on Rounder, and one on the Me and My Americana Roots label.

Her 1992 debut album Just Like Old Times contained mostly original compositions, along with songs from Jim Lauderdale and Robert Cray. The album was praised for its strong songs and hardcore honky-tonk sound.[3]

Her third studio album Highways and Honkytonks was released in 1998, and featured a duet with Merle Haggard on "No One is Gonna Love You Better."[4]

2002's Sweet Talk & Good Lies included a duet with Dwight Yoakam on the song "Little Chapel."[5]

Released in 2009, In The Wind was co-produced by Taras Prodaniuk (Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams) who also played bass. They were accompanied by Larry Mitchell and Jim Christie (drums), and Bob Gothar (guitar).[6]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Live albums[edit]

  • 1996: Sweet Little Dangerous (Demon)
  • 2008: Live @ Newland, NL (Me and My American Roots)
  • 2013: Live on TruCountry (Floating World Records)

Compilations[edit]

  • 2005: Rum and Rodeo (HighTone)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
1998 "True Love" Highways & Honky Tonks
1999 "Love Me a Little Bit Longer" 75
2002 "Never Had a Broken Heart" Sweet Talk and Good Lies
2010 "Mama's a Star" In the Wind
2011 "Pretty Poison"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1996 "Changes" Dana Green
1998 "True Love" Jean Pellerin
1999 "Love Me a Little Bit Longer" Carl Himmelman

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 292. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  2. ^ Mazor, Barry (30 June 2002). "Heather Myles - River deep". No Depression. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Heather Myles: Just Like Old Times". My Kind of Country. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Wooldridge, Robert (1 October 1998). "Heather Myles: third time lucky". Country Standard Time. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Heather Myles discography". slipcue. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  6. ^ "Heather Myles Biography". Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 

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