Blue Miller Time at Warner/Chappell

Posted in News on July 7, 2003
Blue Miller was the guest of honor at a party hosted by Warner/Chappell Music to celebrate his remarkable 30-year career as a writer, producer and musician. He was signed to the publisher [then known as Chappell Music Company] in 1974 by Ron Solleveld, now BMI Senior Vice President of International.

Pictured at Warner/Reprise's Music Row office are BMI's Ron Solleveld, Blue Miller and Warner/Chappell's Dale Bobo. Photo by Beth Miekos

A native of Detroit, Miller played in the pop group Julia and performed and recorded with Bob Seger before recording three solo albums and creating Emmy-winning music for various television documentaries. After moving to Nashville, Miller enjoyed session work with Albert King, Mel McDaniel, Peabo Bryson and Isaac Hayes, got cuts on Englebert Humperdinck, David Ruffin, and Gladys Knight, and contributed to film soundtracks. With Dave Gibson, he formed the Gibson-Miller Band, which won honors from the Academy of Country Music as Best New Vocal Group; their two albums Where's There Smoke and Red, White & Blue Collar, yielded seven Top 20 singles, including the BMI Million-Air "High Rollin'."

Among Miller's recent projects is his collaboration with India.Arie, writing, producing and performing on her critically-acclaimed albums Acoustic Soul (seven Grammy nominations) and Voyage To India (Best R&B album Grammy). During the reception Warner/Chappell executives presented Miller with a gold plaque for Voyage To India and a platinum disc for Acoustic Soul.

His latest solo effort is Blue (S Records), for which he wrote/co-wrote all 12 tracks.

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