Staying in full swing since debuting on American Idol, Alex Miller releases his latest single “When God Made The South” TODAY! This new single is uniquely different than Alex’s traditional country style and pushes himself out of his comfort zone with the ability to still create and produce high quality music while branching to different styles.
“There’s no doubt He had a real good day
There were Blackberry’s blooming in the red dirt clay
And the smell of Jasmine floating through the Pines
I bet He knew right then we’d love our chicken fried
And sweet tea to wash it down
When God Made The South” (Jerry Salley/C. Aaron Wilburn/Lee Black)
Alex carry’s his distinctive southern twang into this uptempo gritty tune. Displaying a side of Alex we have yet to see, a side we have a new found appreciation for. Alex, Proving his musical ability literally has no ends, and can do anything he puts his mind to. I envision a blend of Hank Williams Jr and Alabama as I listen to this song. Giving a nod to modern country but tying in an early 2000’s country feel.
“Lyrically it’s just Country as dirt, but we rocked it pretty hard. I wanted it to sound like something between George Strait and KISS.”
Since Alex’s debut on American Idol his career has skyrocketed thanks to his rigorous work ethic and loyal fans. Producing his debut album Miller Time, digging deep from his “Don’t Let the Barn Door Hit Ya” western style to his “Through With You” ballad that tugs hard at the heart strings to now this guitar hitting hit “When God Made The South”. Alex’s accolade’s are stacking quickly as his fan base continues to grow we believe Alex Miller will be the torch bearer for the future of country music for years to come.
“I really took the Idol judges’ advice to heart,” Alex admits. “I get that I have to challenge myself and keep growing to keep going in this business. This song was perfect for me. It screams ‘hit’ and the minute I heard it I knew we had to cut it. The lyrics are straight on Country. If you just read them, you’d never know this single was so edgy, but Jerry’s production takes things in a whole different direction – and I think it is just awesome.”
“We’ve been on a real journey together for the last 18 months,” says Salley of his relationship with Alex. “We’ve learned so much about each other on a musical – and personal level. What stands out the most to me is that he loves all kinds of music. As Country as Alex is, he can perform any type of music that moves him. He is not one dimensional. It is a blast to hear this kid stretch a bit outside of his natural zone and try something new. He is so young and can go so far, it should be fun for him.”
Upcoming performances and appearances include:
Oct 8 – Tulsa State Fair (Tulsa, OK) – opening for Aaron Watson
Oct 10 – Eddie Montgomery Golf Tournament (Danville, KY)
Oct 20 – Wolf Trap Farms (Vienna, VA) – PRIVATE
Nov 12 – Palace Theatre (Crossville, TN)
Nov 19 – The Lincoln Jamboree (Hodgenville, KY)
Dec 10 – Sedley Stewart Auditorium (Beattyville, KY)
Dec 16 & 17 – Christmas Shows TBA
Fans can keep up with Alex on his Website,TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
About Alex Miller
At 19, Miller might still be “a work in progress,” but what a piece of work he is. Standing 6’ 6” and engaging for one so young, Alex first found national fame as a competitor on American Idol Season 19. It was a massive change for this Kentucky-born singer/songwriter – who was still working on the family’s farm when he was accepted for the show. His career began at the age of seven with shows in and around his hometown of Lancaster before moving on to larger venues, including the Dolby Theatre, Lucas Oil Stadium, Renfro Valley, and more. Since departing Idol, Alex has performed at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, multiple State Fairs, and at additional venues around the country. He has headlined his own shows and opened for Brooks & Dunn, Hank Jr., Jamey Johnson, Josh Turner, Lee Brice, Generation Radio, King Calaway, Niko Moon, and more. In October of last year, Alex was named the Texas Roadhouse Artist of the Month and he performed a duet with Rhonda Vincent at the Lee Greenwood All-Star Salute the following month.
About Billy Jam Records
Billy Jam Records is a Nashville-based boutique Americana/Roots Music label. Founded in 2018 by Jerry Salley, Ed Leonard, and Dottie Leonard Miller, the imprint is distributed to retail by The Orchard, a subsidiary of Sony Music.