Thursday, March 6, 2008

Eddie Miller, songwriter

Edward Monroe "Eddie" Miller (December 10, 1919 - April 11, 1977) was an American songwriter, in the country music genre. He was born in Camargo, Oklahoma and worked as a locomotive engineer before becoming a songwriter. Though he never went beyond high school, he taught songwriting at the University of Tennessee. He was the founder of the Academy of Country and Western Music in Hollywood, as well as a co-founder of the Nashville Songwriters Association International. He wrote a country opera, "The Legend of Johnny Brown," and a gospel opera, "It Was Jesus."

"Release Me"
Words and Music by Eddie Miller, Dub Williams, and Robert Yount
Performed by Engelbert Humperdinck

"There He Goes"
Words and Music by Eddie Miller, Durwood Haddock, and W.S. Stevenson
Performed by Lorrie Collins

"Thanks A Lot"
Words and Music by Eddie Miller and Don Sessions

Performed by Ernest Tubb