Eddie Miller

Songwriter, Musical Artist

1919 – 1977


Who was Eddie Miller?

Edward Monroe "Eddie" Miller was an American songwriter, in the country music genre.

He was born in Camargo, Oklahoma and worked as a locomotive engineer before becoming a songwriter. Although he never went beyond high school, he taught songwriting at the University of Tennessee.

His first published song, written in the mid-1930s, was "I Love You Honey." In 1946, he wrote what was to become his biggest hit, "Release Me," though at first he could not get anyone to record it. Eventually he recorded it himself, and it was covered by several singers and became a big hit.

He was the founder of the Country and Western Music Academy in Hollywood, as well as a co-founder of the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

He received Performance Awards from Broadcast Music, Inc. for "There She Goes", for "Thanks a Lot", and "Release Me".

His publisher, Four Star Publishing, gave him platinum records for "Release Me" and "There She Goes."

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Dec 10, 1919
United States of America
Also known as
  • Miller, Eddie
  • University of Tennessee
Apr 11, 1977

on July 23, 2013


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