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‘American Idol’s Alex Miller Signs Recording Contract with Billy Jam Records

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Alex Miller has wasted no time since appearing on season 19 of American Idol. Yesterday, the young country singer announced his partnership with Nashville-based Billy Jam Records. As if that’s not exciting enough, Miller will also release his first single “Don’t Let The Barn Door Hit Ya” later this year.

This new song is the first single from his upcoming 10-track debut album. Additionally, “Im Done” and “Breaking The Bank” have also been teased.

“So, we’re putting together an album for the folks,” Miller said. “A lot of people want to hear some original material, and we cut about six tracks, and I’ve gotten vocals down on four of ‘em. So y’all better be watching out because Alex Miller’s gonna have him an album out before too long. I feel the songs, me and Jerry Salley, the producer of the record, we co-wrote ‘em together, and they’re really good. And I actually recorded one that Jerry co-wrote with some other folks, and I recorded one from an outside source. So we’re doing some different things, but a lot of it is original material, and I’m so excited for it. I hope y’all are ready for it.”

Who is Alex Miller?

Alex is a 17-year-old rising country star who appeared on season 19 of American Idol. He auditioned in San Diego and performed his original song “I’m Over You, So Get Over Me” for the judges. All three judges voted yes, sending him on to the next round.

During Hollywood week, Alex was shown in the “country” category of the genre challenge. He later performed “I Walk the Line” by Johnny Cash. Unfortunately he did not make it to the top 24 despite his deep voice and shining personality.


Alex has been performing professionally since the age of seven. He took on gigs in his hometown of Lancaster, Kentucky and eventually went on to the Dolby Theatre, Lucas Oil Stadium, WoodSongs, Renfro Valley, Lincoln Jamboree, and more. In addition to singing, the artist also plays the guitar, lap steel, ukulele, bass, and banjo.

Today, his focus is centered on his upcoming album. Throughout the process, Alex has concentrated on his approach to the music.

“I like to write up-tempo songs mostly,” he said. “And I try to take a unique approach to the lyrics. I do write ballads, but it all just depends on how heartbroken I am when I sit down with my guitar.”

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