Nashville, TN- Melton & Miller Music is pleased to announce the release of new music to radio from acclaimed Bluegrass singer and songwriter Milan Miller. “Timepiece” is the title track and first single from an EP due out in January 2018.
As a songwriter, Milan has a well-established history of turning true tales from the past into toe-tapping tunes. Written with Beth Husband, “Timepiece” looks back to the September 1922 morning when Charlie Price and his gang of goons headed into the Ozark resort town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas for a heist at the First National Bank. Rooted in the rollicking roll of Terry Baucom’s banjo, this story of bumbling bank robbers thwarted by the winding of a watch is nothing shy of a Bluegrass tour de force.
Making his solo debut in 2013 with Poison Cove, the album received considerable critical acclaim, and went on to be a treasure trove of songs for other Bluegrass artists. In 2016 Milan released a duo project entitled Secrets, Dreams & Pretty Things with old friend Buddy Melton. The album yielded several standout tracks and continues to receive frequent airplay on Bluegrass radio.
As a songwriter, Milan’s songs have been recorded by some of the biggest names in Bluegrass, ranging from the traditional sounds of Junior Sisk to the progressive leanings of the Steep Canyon Rangers. The fruits of this labor have yielded eleven number one songs in the genre, a steady stream of others that have graced the top twenty, and two nominations each for Song of the Year and Songwriter of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association.
Popular songs from his pen include Pretty Little Girl from Galax by Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Carolina Any Day and What’ll I Do by Terry Baucom, and a long list from the Balsam Range catalog, including Caney Fork River, Papertown, Chasing Someone Else's Dreams, Eldorado Blue, and Something 'Bout That Suitcase. Of special note, Milan wrote or co-wrote the top three most played songs of 2016 according to the year-end compilation of airplay data by Bluegrass Today (1. Around the Corner by Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive, 2. Carolina Wind by Irene Kelley, and 3. Adeline by Buddy Melton & Milan Miller).