• The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

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  • Gene Watson's Calendar

  • The Original Gene Watson Fan Site

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Gene Watson's Peers within the country music industry believe in the sheer talent of this unassuming man from east Texas, so much so that Gene is regarded by many of them as 'the singer's singer' - and rightly so!

All of Gene Watson's Peers, who were contacted during 2016, were most gracious with their time and words.

It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Jody Miller, which she submitted to this site on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Jody Miller who made a special contribution to this unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'.

Sean Brady would also like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Jennifer Anne McMullen, without whom this Gene Watson 'Peer's Quote' from Jody Miller would not have been possible.
Jody Miller

Jody Miller
This quote was submitted on Tuesday 25 October 2016.



'Gene, you mentioned in your show, on Friday 21 October 2016, at Riverwind Casino (1544 State Highway 9) in Norman, Oklahoma, the great ones.

Gene Watson & Jody Miller pictured following Gene's show, on Friday 21 October 2016, at Riverwind Casino (1544 State Highway 9) in Norman, Oklahoma

Well, I added you to that list: Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), Merle Haggard (Tuesday 6 April 1937 - Wednesday 6 April 2016), George Jones (Saturday 12 September 1931 - Friday 26 April 2013) and Gene Watson.

Gene Watson & Jody Miller pictured following Gene's show, on Friday 21 October 2016, at Riverwind Casino (1544 State Highway 9) in Norman, Oklahoma

I really enjoyed seeing his show and getting to talk to him'

Thank you, Jody Miller, for your support of Gene Watson.

About Jody Miller...

Jody Miller

Jody Miller was born Myrna Joy Miller, on Saturday 29 November 1941, one week before Pearl Harbor Day, in Phoenix, Arizona, on a road trip between Blanchard, Oklahoma and Oakland, California where her family was bound.

Myrna Joy Miller is the fifth of five daughters born to her parents, Johnnie and Fay Miller.  Born into this musical family, little Myrna learned to sing and harmonise, while listening to her father play hoedown fiddle at family gatherings.

When little Myrna was eight years old, her parents split up and she was sent back to Blanchard, Oklahoma to live with her seventy-eight year old Grandma Miller.

Myrna spent her next years in school playing basketball and cheerleading, as well as singing in the choir and with her trio The Melodies.  It was in Blanchard, Oklahoma where Myrna met Monty Brooks, the man who would become her high school sweetheart and her husband of fifty-two years.

In 1962, Myrna Joy Miller and Monty Brooks married and, by summer, they moved to Los Angeles for 'Joy Miller' to pursue her career in music.  The couple looked for work while Myrna contacted producers to try to audition for them.

Monty came up with the plan for Myrna to contact fellow Oklahoman and screen / television actor Dale Robertson (Saturday 14 July 1923 - Wednesday 27 February 2013) to see if he could help.  Myrna got an appointment with Dale, played and sang 'Scarlet Ribbons' for him, and he immediately called his friend, Fred Rice, at Capitol Records, where an audition was set up.

Capitol Records offered Myrna a contract and changed Joy's name to Jody.

Jody Miller: 'Wednesday's Child is Full of Woe' (Capitol Records, 1963)

In 1963, Jody Miller saw the release of her debut album, 'Wednesday's Child is Full of Woe' (Capitol Records, 1963), which included the following tracks:

'Railroad Boy'
'Another Love'
'On The Other Side of The Mountain'
'All My Trials'
'Lonely Am I'
'Big Midnight Special'
'Butterfly', which was written by Ken Curtis (Sunday 2 July 1916 - Sunday 28 April 1991) / Ken Curtis was an American singer and actor who was best known for his role as Festus Haggen in the long-running CBS western television series 'Gunsmoke'
'Last Night a Little Girl Grew Up'
'Garden of My Heart'
'Wednesday's Child'
'Hangman'
'Evergreen Tree'

Personnel involved in the recording of Jody Miller's debut album, 'Wednesday's Child is Full of Woe' (Capitol Records, 1963), included Billy Strange, Glen Campbell and Jody Miller (guitar).

In 1963, Jody performs her first Las Vegas engagement at The Mint, alongside Sheb Wooley (Sunday 10 April 1921 - Tuesday 16 September 2003).

Jody Miller then recorded the pop single 'He Walks Like a Man', which was brought to her by Joe Allison of Central Songs; the track became Jody Miller's first Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart hit, reaching No.66 in 1964.  The track did, however, reach No.8 on the Kent Music Report Chart in Australia in 1964.

It was also in 1964 when Jody Miller saw the release of 'They Call My Guy a Tiger', a non-album track, which reached No.53 on the Kent Music Report Chart in Australia.

In 1965, Jody Miller flew to Europe to compete in the 'invitation-only' San Remo, Italy Music Festival.  Working with songwriter Pino Dinaggio, Jody Miller introduced 'Io Che Non Vivo', a beautiful Italian ballad which was later translated into English as 'You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me'.  The song won second place at San Remo Festival.  While she was in Europe, Jody Miller recorded tracks in Italian and German; her German recording of a 'J’etzGeh’nUnsere Sterne Auf' charted on the German Top 40 chart.

When she returned to the United States, Jody Miller’s new producer at Capitol Records, Steve Douglas, presented her with the song 'Queen of The House', with lyrics by Mary Taylor which were set to the tune of Roger Miller's hit 'King of The Road'.

Jody Miller recorded 'Queen of The House' weeks before giving birth to her daughter Robin.  'Queen of The House' was rushed for release by Capitol Records; demand became so strong that the record pressing plant was unable to keep up with public demand.

Jody Miller: 'Queen of The House' (Capitol Records, 1965)

In April 1965, Jody Miller saw the release of 'Queen of The House' (Capitol Records, 1965), which included two tracks, which were released as singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Queen of The House', with lyrics written by Mary Taylor and music by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) (No.5, 1965) / the track reached No.12 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1965, and No.4 hit on Billboard Easy Listening Chart in 1965 / this track secured Jody Miller’s title as a pioneering cross-over artist
'Silver Threads & Golden Needles', which was written by Jack Rhodes (1908 - 1968) and Dick Reynolds / this track was released as a single on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1965, but it did not chart.  It did, however, reach No.54 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1965

Jody Miller's 'Queen of The House' (Capitol Records, 1965) also included the following tracks:

'He Walks Like a Man' / this track reached No.64 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1964, and No.8 on the Kent Music Report Chart in Australia in 1964
'Everybody's Somebody's Fool'
'The Race is On'
'Odds & Ends (Bits & Pieces)'
'Sea of Heartbreak'
'I Walk The Line', which was written by Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) / this track featured guest vocals from Johnny Cash ()
'Soft & Gentle Ways'
'If I'
'Greatest Actor'
'These Are The Years'

In 1965, Jody Miller was nominated by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) for 'Top Female Vocalist' and for two Grammy Awards.

In 1966, Jody Miller won the Grammy Award for 'Best Female Country Performance'.

Jody Miller's 'Queen of The House' (Capitol Records, 1965) reached No.17 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1965.

Jody Miller: 'Home of The Brave' (Capitol Records, 1965)

In October 1965, Jody Miller saw the release of 'Home of The Brave' (Capitol Records, 1965), which included one track, which was a hit single:

'Home of The Brave' / this track reached No.25 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1965, No.5 on Canadian RPM Chart in 1965, and No.29 on Australian Kent Music Report Chart in 1965

Jody Miller's 'Home of The Brave' (Capitol Records, 1965) also included the following tracks:

'Born to Lose'
'Big Time Love'
'In My Room'
'Lonely Queen'
'Only Love Can Break a Heart'
'He Hit Me'
'All I Really Want to Do'
'Your Cheatin' Heart'
'Let Me Get Close to You'
'It Keeps Right on a Hurtin'

Jody Miller: 'Jody Miller Sings The Great Hits of Buck Owens' (Capitol Records, 1966)

In March 1966, Jody Miller saw the release of 'Jody Miller Sings The Great Hits of Buck Owens' (Capitol Records, 1966), which included the following tracks, all of which were hit singles for Buck Owens (Monday 12 August 1929 - Saturday 25 March 2006) (please note: chart positions refer to Buck Owens):

'Act Naturally', which was written by Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001) and Voni Morrison (No.1 for four non-consecutive weeks in 1963)
'Love's Gonna Live Here' (written by Buck Owens) (No.1 for sixteen weeks between October 1963 and February 1964)
'Crying Time' / this track was an album track from 1965
'I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)' (written by Buck Owens) (No.1 for five weeks in October / November 1964)
'Don't Let Him Know' (No.33, 1964)
'I've Got a Tiger by The Tail', which was written by Harlan Howard (Thursday 8 September 1927 - Sunday 3 March 2002) and Buck Owens (No.1 for four weeks in February / March 1965)
'We're Gonna Let The Good Times Roll' / this track was an album track from 1965
'Under Your Spell Again' (written by Buck Owens and Dusty Rhodes) (No.4, 1959)
'Only You (Can Break My Heart)' (written by Buck Owens) (No.1 for one week in October 1965)
'My Heart Skips a Beat' (written by Buck Owens) (No.1 for two weeks in May 1964)
'Before You Go', which was written by Buck Owens and Don Rich (Friday 15 August 1941 - Wednesday 17 July 1974) (No.1 for five weeks in June / July 1965)
'Together Again' (written by Buck Owens) (No.1 for one week in June 1964)

Jody Miller: 'The Nashville Sound of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1968)

In November 1968, Jody Miller saw the release of 'The Nashville Sound of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1968), which was produced by Joe Allison (Friday 3 October 1924 - Friday 2 August 2002), included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Long Black Limousine' (written by Vern Stovall and Bobby George)
(No.73, 1968)

Jody Miller's 'The Nashville Sound of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1968) also included the following tracks:

'It's My Time'
'Over The Edge', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'Urge For Going'
'Back in The Race'
'Wishing Tree'
'I Remember Loving Someone'
'Odds & Ends (Bits & Pieces)'
'Don't You Ever Get Tired (of Hurtin' Me)', which was written by Hank Cochran (Friday 2 August 1935 - Thursday 15 July 2010)
'Right Kind of Fool'
'For The Life of Me'
'Every Passing Heartbeat'

Jody Miller's 'The Nashville Sound of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1968), which is the favourite of all the albums she has recorded, reached No.42 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1968.

In 1968, Jody Miller was once again nominated by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) as 'Top Female Vocalist'.

At the end of the 1960s, Jody and Monty moved back to Blanchard, Oklahoma to raise their daughter.  With Jody’s contract at Capitol Records ending, Jody Miller heard 'Stand By Your Man', which was written by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) and Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998) and loved the production.

Jody Miller then contacted producer Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015), who agreed to meet with her.  After a show in Kansas City, Jody Miller flew into Nashville where she and Billy Sherrill met at the airport; he then signed her to Columbia-Epic Records.

Jody Miller: 'Look at Mine' (Epic Records, 1970)

In December 1970, Jody Miller saw the release of 'Look at Mine' (Epic Records, 1970), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Look at Mine' (No.21, 1970)
'If You Think I Love You Now (I've Just Started)' (No.19, 1970)

Jody Miller's 'Look at Mine' (Epic Records, 1970) also included the following tracks:

'Snowbird', which was written by Gene MacLellan (Wednesday 2 February 1938 - Thursday 19 January 1995)
'Leaving on a Jet Plane'
'Week & a Day'
'Lookin' Out My Back Door'
'Safe in These Lovin' Arms of Mine'
'Catch Me in The Morning'
'Stand By Your Man', which was written by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) and Tammy Wynette (Tuesday 5 May 1942 - Monday 6 April 1998)
'I'll Never Love Again'
'When He Loves Me (He Loves Me All The Way)'

Jody Miller: 'He's So Fine' (Epic Records, 1971)

In August 1970, Jody Miller saw the release of 'He's So Fine' (Epic Records, 1971), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'He's So Fine', which was written by Ronnie Mack (Thursday 11 July 1940 - circa late 1963) (No.5 in July 1971) / this track also reached No.53 on the Billboard pop music singles chart in July 1971, and No.2 on Billboard Easy Listening Chart in July 1971 / Jody Miller was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1970 for this hit single
'Baby, I'm Yours', which was written by Van McCoy (Saturday 6 January 1940 - Friday 6 July 1979) (No.5, 1971)

Jody Miller's 'He's So Fine' (Epic Records, 1971) also included the following tracks:

'Good Lovin' (Makes it Right)'
'You've Got a Friend'
'Don't Throw Your Love to The Wind'
'Woman Left Lonely'
'We Had Love All The Way'
'Make Me Your Kind of Woman'
'Don't Be Cruel'
'Let Him Have It'
'I'm Gonna Write a Song'

Jody Miller's 'He's So Fine' (Epic Records, 1971) reached No.12 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1971.

In 1971, Jody Miller won the Billboard 'Artist Resurgence' Award.

Jody Miller: 'There's a Party Goin' On' (Epic Records, 1972)

In September 1972, Jody Miller saw the release of 'There's a Party Goin' On' (Epic Records, 1972), which included four tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Be My Baby', which was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich (Wednesday 23 October 1940 - Wednesday 26 August 2009) and Phil Spector (No.15, 1972)
'Let's All Go Down to The River' (No.13, 1972) / this track, which featured guest vocals from Johnny Paycheck (Tuesday 31 May 1938 - Wednesday 19 February 2003), was nominated for 'Duet of the Year' by the Country Music Association (CMA)
'There's a Party Goin' On', which was written by Billy Sherrill (Thursday 5 November 1936 - Tuesday 4 August 2015) and Glenn Sutton (Tuesday 28 September 1937 - Tuesday 17 April 2007) (No.4, 1972)
'To Know Him is to Love Him' (written by Phil Spector) (No.18, 1972)

Jody Miller's 'There's a Party Goin' On' (Epic Records, 1972) also included the following tracks:

'Everything I Own'
'Manhattan Kansas' (written by Joe Allen)
'Delta Dawn'
'Happiest Girl in The Whole U.S.A.' (written by Donna Fargo)
'Someone to Give My Love To'
'Your Love's Been a Long Time Coming'
'Love's The Answer'

Jody Miller's 'There's a Party Goin' On' (Epic Records, 1972) reached No.29 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1972.

Jody Miller: 'The Best of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1973)

In April 1973, in order to capitalise on her resurgence, Capitol Records released Jody Miller's 'The Best of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1973), which included the following tracks:

'It's My Time' / this track was an album track from 1968
'Long Black Limousine' (written by Vern Stovall and Bobby George) (No.73, 1968)
'Back in The Race' / this track was an album track from 1968
'Urge For Going' / this track was an album track from 1968
'Johnny One Time' / this track was newly recorded
'Queen of The House', with lyrics written by Mary Taylor and music by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) (No.5, 1965) / the track reached No.12 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1965, and No.4 hit on Billboard Easy Listening Chart in 1965
'Odds & Ends (Bits & Pieces)' / this track was an album track from 1968
'Over The Edge' / this track was an album track from 1968
'I Remember Loving Someone' / this track was an album track from 1968
'He Walks Like a Man' / this track was an album track from 1965

Jody Miller's 'The Best of Jody Miller' (Capitol Records, 1973) reached No.41 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1973.

Jody Miller: 'Good News' (Epic Records, 1973)

In July 1973, Jody Miller saw the release of 'Good News' (Epic Records, 1973), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Good News' (No.9, 1975)
'Darling, You Can Always Come Back Home' (No.5, 1975)

Jody Miller's 'Good News' (Epic Records, 1973) also included the following tracks:

'Why Me'
'Hallelujah, I Love Him So'
'House of The Rising Sun'
'In The Name of Love'
'Nobody Wins'
'One More Chance'
'Woman in Me'
'Soul Song'
'We'll Sing Our Song Together (One More Time)'

Jody Miller's 'Good News' (Epic Records, 1973) reached No.18 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1973.

Jody Miller: 'House of The Rising Sun' (Epic Records, 1974)

In January 1974, Jody Miller saw the release of 'House of The Rising Sun' (Epic Records, 1974), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'House of The Rising Sun' (No.29, 1973)
'Reflections' (No.55, 1974)
'(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman', which was written by Gerry Goffin (Saturday 11 February 1939 - Thursday 19 June 2014), Carole King and Jerry Wexler (Wednesday 10 January 1917 - Friday 15 August 2008) (No.46, 1974)

Jody Miller's 'House of The Rising Sun' (Epic Records, 1974) also included the following tracks:

'Lovin' Arms'
'Let Me Be There'
'Long Long Time'
'Let It Shine'
'All I Want is You'
'Lucky Chicago'
'Another Night of Love'
'Smile, Somebody Loves You'

Jody Miller's 'House of The Rising Sun' (Epic Records, 1974) reached No.30 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1973.

Jody Miller: 'Country Girl' (Epic Records, 1975)

In February 1975, Jody Miller saw the release of 'Country Girl' (Epic Records, 1975), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Country Girl' (No.41, 1974)
'Best in Me' (No.78, 1975)

Jody Miller's 'Country Girl' (Epic Records, 1975) also included the following tracks:

'Love, Love, Love'
'House of Love'
'In The Name of Love'
'He Took Me For a Ride'
'I'm Alright Till I SeeYou (Then I Fall Apart)'
'Papa's Wagon'
'I Honestly Love You'
'Jimmy's Roses'

Jody Miller's 'Country Girl' (Epic Records, 1975) reached No.49 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1975.

Jody Miller: 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' (Epic Records, 1976)

In March 1976, Jody Miller saw the release of 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' (Epic Records, 1976), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'Don't Take It Away' (No.67, 1975)
'Will You Love Me Tomorrow', which was written by Gerry Goffin (Saturday 11 February 1939 - Thursday 19 June 2014) and Carole King (No.69, 1975)
'Ashes of Love' (No.48, 1976)

Jody Miller's 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' (Epic Records, 1976) also included the following tracks:

'Love You Never Had It So Good'
'Thing Called Sadness'
'Man From Bowling Green'
'She Calls Me Baby'
'Take Time to Know Him'
'Let Your Fingers Do The Talking'
'Every Time You Touch Me (I Get High)'

Jody Miller: 'Here's Jody Miller' (Epic Records, 1977) Gene Watson: 'Between This Time & The Next Time' (MCA Records, 1981)

In March 1977, Jody Miller saw the release of 'Here's Jody Miller' (Epic Records, 1977), which was produced by Jerry Crutchfield, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart:

'When The New Wears Off of Your Love' (No.25, 1976)
'Spread a Little Love Around' (No.71, 1977)

Jody Miller's 'Here's Jody Miller' (Epic Records, 1977) also included the following tracks:

'Roll Me on The Water'
'Try Me Again'
'You Can Be Replaced' (written by Mel Tillis and Jerry Crutchfield)
'Won't You Stay (Just a Little Bit Longer)'
'Maybe I Should've Been Listening' (written by Buzz Rabin) / Gene Watson recorded this track and included it on 'Between This Time & The Next Time' (MCA Records, 1981); Gene Watson's recording reached No.23 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1981
'Montana Cowboy'
'This is Us'
'I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby'

Between 1977 and 1979, Jody Miller saw the release of a number of non-album singles, including the following:

'Another Lonely Night' (No.76, 1977)
'Soft Lights & Slow, Sexy Music' (No.97, 1978)
'(I Wanna) Love My Life Away', which was written by Gene Pitney (Monday 17 February 1941 - Wednesday 5 April 2006) (No.67, 1978)
'Kiss Away' (No.65, 1978)
'Lay a Little Lovin' on Me' (written by Robin McNamara, Jeff Barry and Jim Cretecos) (No.97, 1979)

In the 1970s, Jody Miller spent many years on the road, as a fixture at rodeos and fairs, along with multiple engagements in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe and Reno, appearing with artists, including Roy Clark, Eddy Arnold (Wednesday 15 May 1918 - Thursday 8 May 2008) and Ray Price (Tuesday 12 January 1926 - Monday 16 December 2013), and comedians Bob Newhart and Don Rickles.

Jody Miller was a favourite on television as well, with nine appearances on 'Hee Haw', as well as appearances on 'Pop! Goes The Country' and 'Nashville on The Road'.

In the early 1970s, Jody Miller performed with Bob Hope (Friday 29 May 1903 - Sunday 27 July 2003) for troops in Alaska.  Jody Miller was one of the few Billboard charting artists in the 1970s to tour and record without residing in a major music mecca such as Los Angeles, New York City or Nashville.  Instead, Jody Miller commuted from Oklahoma to make her appearances and recordings.

By the early 1980s, Jody Miller decided to take a break from the business to enjoy watching her daughter Robin play high school basketball and to help her husband Monty run his thriving quarter horse breeding and training business.

In the late 1980s, Jody Miller decided to return to the studio to record an independently produced patriotic album, 'My Country', which captured the attention of then-presidential candidate VP George H.W. Bush, who invited Jody to sing at his campaign stops.  Jody Miller eventually performed for him at his White House Inaugural Ball.

In the late 1980s, Jody Miller also recorded a duet album with her daughter Robin Brooks, 'Real Good Feelin'.  The two appear on 'Nashville Now' with Ralph Emery as host.

Jody Miller: 'Higher' (Compendia Music Group, 1999)

In 1993, Jody Miller rededicated her life to Christ and began focusing on Gospel music, resulting in the release of a half dozen gospel albums, including 'I'll Praise The Lamb' (which was produced by Dove Award winner Phil Cross) in 1997, 'Higher' (Compendia Records, 1999) in 1999 and 'Bye Bye Blues' in 2002.

Jody Miller received several Gospel music honours, including 'The Golden Cross Award' and 'Entertainer of the Year' from the Country Gospel Music Guild in 1999.

Jody Miller was also inducted into The International Country Music Gospel Association Hall of Fame in 1997, and she was inducted into The Country Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 1998.

In 2007 and 2008, Jody Miller joined 'The Grand Ladies of Country Show' in Branson, Missouri, at The God & Country Theatre, appearing with fellow legends Jean Shepard (Tuesday 21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016), Wanda Jackson, Pretty Miss Norma Jean, Mary Lou Turner, Ava Barber and Leona Williams.

Into the 21st century, Jody Miller continued to record on collaborative projects, including a 2002 duet with German country artist Tom Astor, and as a guest vocalist in 2011 with Western Swing band Tulsa Playboys.

In July 2013, at her show at Lan-Tex Opry in Llano, Texas Jody Miller was honoured by The Heart of Texas Country Music Association for fifty years in the music business, with emcee Tracy Pitcox presenting her with an award honouring her longevity in the music business.

In 2000, Renaissance Records released 'The Jody Miller Anthology', a compilation album including hits from both Capitol Records and Epic Records.

In 2012, Real Gone Records released 'Jody Miller: Complete Epic Hits'.

In March 2014, Sony Music released 'Complete Epic Hits' in MP3 format for download.

On Saturday 1 August 2015, Jody Miller was honoured by her hometown of Blanchard, Oklahoma as the mayor declared 'Jody Miller Day'.

Jody Miller attended a ceremony at which a highway sign reading 'Welcome to Blanchard, Home of Grammy Winner Jody Miller' was unveiled.  Also, Van Buren Avenue, the street where Jody Miller lived as a child, was dedicated 'Jody Miller Avenue' in her honour.

In 2016, 'Jody Miller Anthology' was released as an MP3 album.

In 2016, Governor Mary Fallin issued a proclamation declaring 29 July 2016, as 'Jody Miller Day' in the Great State of Oklahoma.  On that same date, Jody Miller and her family were present at a special homecoming event, 'The Jody Miller Day Show', at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Blanchard, to celebrate Jody Miller Day and to say 'thank you' to all of Jody's friends and supporters.

Jody Miller continues to perform her hits and gospel favourites as both a solo artist at venues around the United States and as part of Three Generations, a group consisting of Jody, daughter Robin Brooks-Sullivan and grandson Montana Sullivan.

Jody Miller's warm and engaging spirit make her a fan favourite where ever she goes.  She also appears at churches, colleges and other organizations as an inspirational speaker.

Jody Miller Biography
© 2016 Jennifer McMullen

Jody Miller: 'The Best of Jody Miller' (Universal Music Group, 2016)

On Thursday 27 October 2016, Universal Music Group announced that they would release, on Friday 18 November 2016, 'The Best of Jody Miller' (Universal Music Group, 2016), an MP3 album of Jody Miller's 1960s era Capitol Records recordings.

Jody Miller's 'The Best of Jody Miller' (Universal Music Group, 2016), an MP3 album of Jody Miller's 1960s era Capitol Records recordings, included the following tracks:

'He Walks Like a Man' / this track reached No.66 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1964, and No.8 on the Australian Kent Music Report Chart in 1964
'They Call My Guy a Tiger' / this track reached No.53 on the Australian Kent Music Report Chart in 1964
'The Fever'
'In My Room' / this track was an album track from 1965
'Be My Man'
'Queen of The House', with lyrics written by Mary Taylor and music by Roger Miller (Thursday 2 January 1936 - Sunday 25 October 1992) / this track reached No.5 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1965, No.12 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1965, and No.4 on the Billboard Easy Listening Chart in 1965
'Silver Threads & Golden Needles', which was written by Jack Rhodes (1908 - 1968) and Dick Reynolds / this track reached No.54 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1965
'Home of The Brave' / this track reached No.25 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop music singles chart in 1965, No.5 on the Canadian RPM Chart in 1965, and No.29 on the Australian Kent Music Report Chart in 1965
'Magic Town' / this track reached No.125 on the Billboard Hot 200 pop music singles chart in 1965
'We're Gonna Let The Good Times Roll' / this was an album track from 1966
'Things'
'If You were a Carpenter' (written by Tim Hardin)
'Crazy'
'Shutters & Boards'
'To Sir, With Love'
'Long Black Limousine' (written by Vern Stovall and Bobby George) / this track reached No.73 on the Billboard country music singles chart in 1968
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