Rhett Miller, singer, songwriter
Singer ~ Songwriter
Old 97's

Rhett Miller

September 6, 1970, Austin, TX

Formed in 1993, the Old 97's built a devoted following with their blend of country and power-pop influences, which won the group a brief stay on the roster of Elektra Records. All four members also pursued side projects, but Miller's solo career captured the most attention, with the literate songwriter training his eye on such subjects as fatherhood, sex, and love. Technically speaking, Miller launched his own career before the Old 97's even formed. He recorded his first solo album, a series of acoustic folk songs entitled Mythologies, in 1989. Future Old 97's bassist (and solid songwriter in his own right) Murry Hammond produced the album, and the partnership later blossomed into a full-fledged band. ~ Allmusic: Rhett Miller ~ retrieved September 5, 2013 © Allmusic

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Miller, the modest lead singer of alt-country band The Old 97’s, hardly acts like he’s married to supermodel Erica Iahn and hobnobs with L.A.’s biggest music producers. His Texas upbringing has influenced his genial, easygoing demeanor and his songwriting. ~ The Daily Northwestern: Recycling Rock ~ April 19, 2006 © The Daily Northwestern

Old 97's

Although they became one of the most enduring bands in the alternative country-rock catalog, Old 97's drew inspiration from a broad range of genres, including the twangy stomp of cowpunk and the melodies of power pop. Formed in 1993 by frontman Rhett Miller and bassist Murry Hammond, the group spent the bulk of the decade posed on the brink of mainstream success, issuing albums that often drew warm reviews but never yielded a substantial hit. ~ Allmusic: Old 97's ~ retrieved July 12, 2013, 2013 © Allmusic

Old 97's ~ Longer Than You've Been Alive (Old 97's) ~ Ranked #49 Rolling Stone 50 Best Songs of 2014 ~ The alt-country vets get real about what it's like to be a band for 20-plus years in this wry lament. ~ 2014 © Rolling Stone

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