Country singer Jody Miller passes away at the age of 80 from complications related to Parkinson’s
Country music icon Jody Miller passed away at the age of 80 from complications related to Parkinson’s disease.
Seven years after being given the disease’s diagnosis, the Grammy-winning singer of “Queen of the House” passed away in her Oklahoma hometown of Blanchard on Thursday (06.10.22), reports the news source The Oklahoman.
The singer, who is remembered as a trailblazer for other female singers, reportedly had family members at her side as she lay dying.
She remarked about her professional background: “I began as a folk singer… and what actually pushed me into country music was that Grammy.”
For her 1965 song “Queen of the House,” which peaked at No. 5 on the country chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, Jody won a Grammy.
She recorded gospel music later in her life, had more than 24 songs on the country charts, and was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame.
Jody won the award for the best female country and western vocal performance at the 1966 Grammy Awards for her performance of “Queen of the House,” which was also nominated for best new artist.
She was born Myrna Joy Miller on November 29, 1941, and from the age of ten, she knew she wanted to be a singer.
She was married to Monty Brooks for 52 years before he passed away in 2014 and described her life as “a Cinderella story… I had been married for six months when I arrived in LA.
It happened in the summer of 1962, and I had a contract with Capitol by the following year.
She performed on TV appearances with the Rolling Stones after adopting the stage name Jody Miller and touring Hawaii with The Beach Boys.
With her daughter Robin Brooks Sullivan and two grandkids, she founded the musical group “Jody Miller and Three Generations” in the 2010s. Her most recent CD, “Wayfaring Stranger,” was released in 2020.
Jennifer McMullen, her longtime agent, stated: “Jody Miller’s talent cannot be emphasized.
She possessed a natural, divine ability to understand and speak in the most lovely tones and inflections.
It often takes a second to understand the magnitude of what you are hearing because she made it seem and sound so simple. However, she was just as genuine and extraordinary in real life as she was on stage and in recordings.
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