With a voice like Merle Haggard, Alex Miller immediately grabs your attention. Fueled by a passion for traditional country music, Alex writes and records original songs while wowing crowds with impressive covers. He's humble, hardworking, and kind with a singular goal in mind: play his music for people to enjoy. He is represented by Triangle Talent LLC of Louisville, KY.
“Oh my God, something special right there.” - Lionel Richie
“Boy you can sing...thank you Jesus!” - Luke Bryan
When you hear praise like that from two legends of the music business, you know you’ve got something special. With a voice like Merle Haggard, Alex Miller immediately grabs your attention. Now that his career is just beginning, he’s going to keep it for a long time.
Hailing from Lancaster, Ky., Alex’s journey in music began when he started singing for his family at age 3. A couple years later, he picked up his first guitar. Like all country musicians worth their salt, he got his start singing in his local church, followed shortly by jamborees and variety shows.
He is currently competing in Season 19 of American Idol, where he wowed the judges with his original song--a daring endeavor not attempted by many contestants. Luke Bryan was so impressed that he grabbed his guitar and joined Alex for an impromptu performance of Merle Haggard's "Big City". After the performance, judge Lionel Richie remarked, “I am thrilled. Your personality is just infectious.”
Alex received his golden ticket and is headed to Hollywood for the next round. When asked by Kentucky Sports Radio how he felt about his experience on the show so far, Alex answered, "It's been crazy, I've been in the paper more times than I've been in my life...and I ain't done nothing wrong neither, which is the greatest part about it."
His collection of country records span generational icons of country music, from Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson to Josh Turner and Luke Bryan. When he writes his songs, Alex’s inspiration isn’t limited to just one genre, as he picks up cues from blues, jazz, rock, and all corners of country music.
When he’s not standing on stage, he’s firmly planted on the land. Standing tall at 6’5”, he’s a great hand at his grandpa’s cattle farm. When the work is done, fishing and hunting in the great outdoors allow him to get away from the world for a bit of time. He's humble, hardworking, and kind with a singular goal in mind: play his music for people to enjoy.