Lee Thomas Miller is a songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He earned a BA in Music Theory/ Composition from Eastern Kentucky University where, along with classical composing and arranging, he studied classical violin, guitar, piano and voice. He was inducted into the EKU “Hall of Distinguished Alumni” in 2010. Lee moved to Nashville in 1991, signed his first publishing deal in 1996 and has been on the radio virtually ever since. To date, he has had 18 top 20 singles with 7 reaching #1 and has earned 13 BMI radio performance awards. His songs have reached radio play in excess of 20 million spins with streaming numbers reaching into the hundreds of thousands. His accomplishments include 3 Grammy nominations, a teen choice award, and 4 titles being nominated for ‘Song of the Year’ at major industry events. He won both a CMA and an ACM award for Song of the Year with “In Color” as recorded by Jamey Johnson. “You’re Gonna Miss This” won Song of the Year at both the ASCAP and NSAI awards and single of the year at the CMA awards. Miller has also been given 4 “Songs I Wish I Had Written” trophies as voted on by the professional membership of NSAI (the Nashville Songwriter’s Association). Lee served as President of NSAI for 5 years and is still currently on their Legislative committee traveling to Washington D.C. representing and lobbying for the rights of the American songwriter. He has testified before both houses of the U.S. congress as well as spending countless hours with bureaucrats reaching from the department of justice to cabinet level officials to federal judges. In 2015 he was presented with BMI’s inaugural “Champions Award” for these legislative efforts. Ultimately, all of this led to the passing of the federal Music Modernization Act changing the criteria for which songwriters are paid in the digital era. Lee was present in the West Wing with the President when he signed it into law. Miller has had success also as a record producer producing a pair of top 20 hits on recording artist Steve Holy including his #1 record “Brand New Girlfriend” On a personal note, in 2010 he was awarded the Fatherhood Award from Washington D.C.’s National Fatherhood Initiative and he and his wife Jana received the Congressional “Angels in Adoption” award on Capitol hill in 2015 having adopted 3 of their 4 children. Lee and Jana have been married 29 years and live in Brentwood, Tennessee with their 4 kids.
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Good chance you’ve heard Wendell’s songs, but if you’ve not heard him sing and play them, you should! Here’s a few … Randy Houser (ASCAP Song Of The Year “How Country Feels”), Rascal Flatts (“Take Me There”, “Fast Cars and Freedom”, “I Melt”, “Banjo”, “Changed”), Kenny Chesney (ACM nominated Song Of the Year “There Goes My Life”, ASCAP Song Of the Year “How Forever Feels”), Jason Aldean (“Tattoos On This Town”) , Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch, Brantley Gilbert, Joe Nichols, Rodney Atkins, Alabama, Carrie Underwood! He also wrote and sang all those ridiculous Napa Know How commercials. His latest single “A Little More Summertime" recorded by Jason Aldean is also is latest number one.
Alabama native Neil Thrasher is one of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters. With hundreds of songs recorded over the last 25 years by some of Country Music’s most successful artists. His songs have sold more than 50 million records and have spent 25 weeks at #1 including: “There Goes My Life” Kenny Chesney “Fast Cars and Freedom” Rascal Flatts “Take Me There” Rascal Flatts “Why Wait” Rascal Flatts “What Do You Say” Reba “Banjo” Rascal Flatts “Tattoos On This Town” Jason Aldean “Fly Over States” Jason Aldean “Night Train” Jason Aldean “How Country Feels” Randy Houser “Rearview Town” Jason Aldean Throughout his career Neil has received some of Country Music’s most prestigious awards including: *20 ASCAP Country Music Awards *ASCAP 2004 Country Songwriter of The Year *ASCAP 2013 Country Song of The Year for “How Country Feels” recorded by Randy Houser *CMA Triple Play Award for “Tattoos On This Town” recorded by Jason Aldean, “Banjo” recorded by Rascal Flatts and “Fly Over States” recorded by Jason Aldean *NSAI’s “Songs I Wish I’d Written” for “Fly Over States” recorded by Jason Aldean and “There Goes My Life” recorded by Kenny Chesney *GMA 41st Annual Dove Award for Country Song of The Year “Somebody Like Me” recorded by Jason Crabb As a writer, Neil has had many songs recorded by artist’s such as: Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Ronnie Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Lee Brice, Scotty McCreery, Rodney Atkins, Casey James, Tyler Farr, Randy Houser, Edwin McCain, David Nail, Diamond Rio and many others. When not writing songs, producing or singing you will most likely find Neil out on the golf course, in the woods or spending time with his wife and two daughters.