“George Jones & Jesus”
Big 7 Records
“When I die and they carry me to the final frontier, I want them to play Lance Miller’s ‘George Jones & Jesus.’”
—Ken Batista, KPIX-CBS/San Francisco
Lance Miller’s new single “George Jones & Jesus” is being released to country radio. The song recently debuted at No. 61 on Music Row’s CountryBreakout™ chart in its first week of being reported.
Gleaning the best from the past (his father Melvin Miller and outlaws like Haggard and Waylon) and the present (George Strait, Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw), Lance Miller has forged a unique sound for himself. Unapologetic about the breadth of his influences, Lance is the guy who not only knows all the words to B-side country classics but also has Tom Petty and Def Leppard on his iPod.
Growing up in Southern Illinois, Lance looked up to his father, a pretty solid country singer himself. When he was younger, Lance didn’t even realize those Haggard tunes weren’t his daddy’s. “We thought Dad wrote those songs, they were so much a part of our lives,” he says. His father’s influence has carried with him to Nashville, through a season of Nashville Star, and still informs his work.
“George Jones & Jesus” can be found on Miller’s debut album, Old Back in the New School, which is available on iTunes. Programmers can download the song from Play MPE.