He also wrote and performed several of the songs for the 1973 Disney animated film Robin Hood.Later in his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the 1985 Tony-award winning Broadway musical Big River, in which he acted.His second single with the label, featuring the B-side "Jason Fleming," foreshadowed Miller's future style.To make money, Miller went on tour with Faron Young's band as a drummer, although he had never drummed.Miller was an introverted child, and would often daydream or compose songs.One of his earliest compositions went: "There's a picture on the wall.Miller died from lung cancer in 1992 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame three years later.His songs continued to be recorded by other singers, with covers of "Tall, Tall Trees" by Alan Jackson and "Husbands and Wives" by Brooks & Dunn; both reached the number one spot on country charts in the 1990s.
On leaving the Army, Miller traveled to Nashville to begin his musical career.
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(January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs and his chart-topping country and pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me", and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era.
Atkins advised him to come back later, when he had more experience.
Miller found work as a bellhop at Nashville's Andrew Jackson Hotel, and he was soon known as the "singing bellhop." He was finally hired by Minnie Pearl to play the fiddle in her band.