Rhett Miller

Born Sep 6, 1970

Stewart Ransom Miller II, better-known as Rhett Miller is the lead singer of the alternative country band Old 97's and a successful solo musician. He graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas, a private boys' school in Dallas in 1989 and briefly attended Sarah Lawrence College on a creative writing scholarship before dropping out to pursue a music career.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Rhett Miller.


1970 Birth Born on September 6, 1970.


1985 14 Years Old He started taking guitar lessons when he was 12 years old, started writing songs when he was 13, and played his first gig at 15 years old in April of 1985 at 500 Cafe in downtown Dallas.
1989 18 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1989, Miller graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas. … Read More
1990 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990, when Miller returned to Dallas after his semester at college, Miller formed a band called Sleepy Heroes with childhood friend and future Old 97’s bassist Murry Hammond. … Read More


1993 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1993, Miller and Hammond formed Old 97's as a three piece acoustic act along with their neighbor at Dallas’ Marquita Courts Apartments, guitarist Ken Bethea. … Read More


2002 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, Miller released The Instigator on Elektra Records. … Read More
2006 35 Years Old In 2006, Miller released The Believer on the Verve Forecast label. … Read More
2009 38 Years Old In 2009, Miller released his fourth record, the self-titled Rhett Miller on Shout! … Read More


2011 40 Years Old In 2011, Miller self-released a live recording of The Interpreter: Live at Largo.
2012 41 Years Old In 2012, Miller released The Dreamer. … Read More
2015 44 Years Old In 2015, Miller released his sixth solo record, called The Traveler, on ATO Records. … Read More
2016 45 Years Old In 2016, Miller appeared as part of the Okay to Say initiative sponsored by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute in Dallas, which encourages the use of therapy to prevent suicide and address mental health issues. … Read More
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