Roger Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor. He was born in Fort Worth, Texas and grew up in Oklahoma. Miller is known for his unique style of country music, which often incorporated elements of folk, rock, and pop.
Miller first gained fame in the 1960s with his hit songs “King of the Road,” “Dang Me,” and “Chug-a-Lug.” He was a prolific songwriter, writing many of his own songs as well as hits for other artists such as “Billy Bayou” for Jim Reeves and “Tall, Tall Trees” for George Jones.
Dean Miller (Son of Roger Miller) via YouTube Screen Grab
In addition to his successful music career, Miller also had several acting roles in movies and TV shows, including the 1973 animated film “Robin Hood” and the TV series “Lucky Luke.”
Miller was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1995, three years after his death from lung cancer at the age of 56. His legacy continues to influence country music and popular culture today. Watch this video of Roger Miller’s son, Dean, perform “King of the Road,” which captured 4 Grammy Awards on March 15, 1966. Catch more Country Music and Entertainment at www.countryroadtv.com!