by Dean Miller


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Dean Miller's third album may not reach the lofty sales figures referred to in its title, but it certainly is a strong and well-crafted work that represents his best music to date. Free of the intrusive presence of major-label A&R people (who take a pounding in his tune "Music Executive"), Miller has been able to craft a set of songs that are long on craft but short on needless gloss -- Miller and his crack studio band give this material a strong and professional sound, but without sounding like he's bending over backward for a hit, and in a better world this is just what country radio would sound like these days. Miller also knows how to write a well-crafted song, a gift he inherited from his father Roger Miller, and while "Hard Love," "Whiskey Wings," and "On a Good Day" don't break much new ground, they work the traditional C&W archetypes of women, liquor, and hard times with enough smarts and passion to make the results sound fresh. He also knows a good song when he hears it, as evidenced by great covers of Fred Eaglesmith's "105" and "I've Been a Long Time Leaving," which his dad wrote (and Waylon Jennings cut on the classic Dreaming My Dreams). It's anyone's guess if Dean Miller will actually move a million units of Platinum, but it certainly deserves to be heard by a lot more people than his flawed first and second efforts.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2005
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0684038987726
catalogNumber: 9877

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dean Miller   Primary Artist,Vocals
Eddie Bayers   Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Kenny Greenberg   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Rob Hajacos   Fiddle
Greg Morrow   Drums
Gordon Mote   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Russ Pahl   Dobro,Steel Guitar
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Tammy Rogers   Fiddle,Mandolin,Viola
Britt Savage   Vocal Harmony
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Russell Terrell   Vocal Harmony
Kimberly Barlow   Vocal Harmony
Jeff King   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Mills Logan   Engineer
Fred Eaglesmith   Composer
Dean Miller   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Glenn Sweitzer   Art Direction
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Eric Church   Composer
Troy Olson   Composer
Danny Orton   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer

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