Country legend Jody Miller has died

Country singer Jody Miller during a TV appearance in the 1960s. (Image: imago/United Archives)

Country singer Jody Miller died Thursday at the age of 80. This was announced by her management on the artist’s official Facebook page. “Our sweet Jody went to heaven this morning,” it says. She died from complications related to her Parkinson’s disease.

Miller was diagnosed with Parkinson’s seven years ago and has lived in seclusion for many years. She passed away peacefully with her family in her adopted home of Blanchard, Oklahoma. Born in Arizona, Miller received a Grammy in 1966. Miller was one of the best-known interpreters of the so-called Nashville Sound, which mixed classic country elements with pop music for the first time.

Jody Miller celebrated her greatest successes in the 1960s

Miller’s biggest hits came in the 1960s, largely thanks to her 1965 album Queen of the House. In the early 1980s, Miller retired from the music business and raised horses on a ranch. She made a few minor comebacks in the late 1980s, performing at the inaugural ball of then US President George Bush Sr. thanks to her patriotic lyrics. (1924-2018) on.

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