‘Queen of the House’ singer Jody Miller dies aged 80

Country singer Jody Miller passed away on Thursday at the age of 80.

The Grammy Award-winning “Queen of the House” artist died seven years after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in Blanchard, Oklahoma, surrounded by her family.

The news of the star’s passing was shared on daughter Robin Brook’s music Facebook page, Middle-Sister Music.

The message on the band’s page wrote: “Middle Sister is sad to announce the passing this morning of Jody Miller, music icon and mother of Robin Brooks.

“Please remind the family as they process this great loss.”

The country pop singer also released hits like “Let’s All Go Down to the River” and “Home of the Brave,” but rocketed to stardom after “Queen of the House” was released in response to Roger Miller’s hit “King of the Brave”. the route.”

Born Myrna Joy Miller, Miller was born in Arizona and later moved to Blanchard, becoming Oklahoma’s first Grammy Award-winning recording artist in 1966.

Jody Miller
Miller signed to Capitol Records in 1965.
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She was tapped by Capitol Records in 1965, launching the career that took her to many heights, including performing at President George HW Bush’s inaugural ball in 1988. She later had a career as a Christian music singer, being inducted into 1999 in the Country Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.

The “Baby I’m Yours” singer married horse trainer and breeder Monty Brooks in 1962, who passed away in 2014.

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