Birth Name: Roger Dean Miller
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas
Years Active: 1957–1992
Roger Miller was born on January 2, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas and was a singer, songwriter, musician and actor. He grew up working on a farm but dreamed of a life as a singer and began composing his own songs as a child. Miller joined the army right out of high school and would listen to the Grand Ole Opry and Light Crust Doughboys on a Fort Worth station. His cousin, Sheb Wooley, taught him how to play the guitar, and along with the influence of Hank Williams’ music, Miller set his sights on becoming a singer, and a songwriter. While in the service, Miller played fiddle in the military musical group, “Circle A Wranglers.” Once he was discharged, Miller headed to Nashville to begin his...
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