At 17, he stole a guitar out of desperation to write songs; however, he turned himself in the next day.
Miller died from lung cancer in 1992 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame three years later.His songs continued to be recorded by other singers, with covers of "Tall, Tall Trees" by Alan Jackson and "Husbands and Wives" by Brooks & Dunn; both reached the number one spot on country charts in the 1990s.It's the dearest of them all, Mother." He listened to the Grand Ole Opry and Light Crust Doughboys on a Fort Worth station with his cousin's husband, Sheb Wooley.Wooley taught Miller his first guitar chords and bought him a fiddle.He met with Chet Atkins, who asked to hear him sing, loaning him a guitar since Miller did not own one.
Out of nervousness, Miller played the guitar and sang a song in two different keys.Bill Anderson, George Jones, Dean Miller, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, Minnie Pearl, Ray Price, Jim Reeves, Sheb Wooley, Dwight Yoakam, Larry Gatlin, Faron Young, Thumbs Carllile, John Denver, Mel Tillis, Glen Campbell, Dean Martin Roger Dean Miller, Sr.(January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping country and pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me", and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era.Atkins advised him to come back later, when he had more experience.Miller found work as a bellhop at Nashville's Andrew Jackson Hotel, and he was soon known as the "singing bellhop." He was finally hired by Minnie Pearl to play the fiddle in her band.Jean Miller died from spinal meningitis when Miller was a year old.