Uncategorized | February 19, 2013
An unscripted life: Roger Miller to be honored for prolific, humor-filled songwriting career
“One of a kind” is a phrase reserved for the likes of Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe — and Roger Miller. Though Roger Miller has been gone for two decades, the impact that the eleven-time Grammy winner made on the world of songwriting is as unique and timeless as the songs he wrote.
Roger Miller’s career spanned many musical genres and many milieus. He was a songwriter, a singer, an entertainer, an actor and a family man. If you have ever sung along to “King of the Road,” watched Disney’sRobin Hood or seen the Broadway musical Big River, you’ve been touched by the creative brilliance that was Roger Miller.
Miller is one of three Texas songwriters being inducted into the Texas Heritage Songwriters’ Association Hall of Fame on March 3. Mary Miller, his wife, will accept the honor on her late husband’s behalf.
“You know he first and foremost was a songwriter. He loved songwriting and he loved songwriters so this in particular would have been one that he would have been very proud of, and that it’s in Texas would have delighted him,” she explains.
Read the full article on CultureMap Austin, here.