Jody was raised in Blanchard, Oklahoma, the youngest of five sisters. Possessing a versatile
voice and a charismatic personality, she began singing in coffeehouses after high school.
While singing in neighboring Norman, Oklahoma, she was seen by the Limeliters, who suggested
she contact their agent in Los Angeles. She and her husband, Monty Brooks, packed their bags
and headed west.|
One of her first stops was to see fellow Oklahoman, actor Dale Robertson. She sang for him, and he was so impressed that he immediately called a friend at Capitol Records. The friend was equally impressed, and she was on her way to a coveted recording contract.
Within six months of signing with Capitol, she had her first chart record, "He Walks Like A Man". Jody was then invited to the San Remo Song Festival in Europe. While in Europe, she began recording pop songs in German, and was the first to record the classic "Io Ce Non Vivo" ("You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"), which she performed at the San Remo Festival. The song was written especially for her by Pino Dinnagio.
Upon returning to the U.S., Jody recorded her spectacular Grammy Award winning hit "Queen of the House". This phenomenal record headed playlists on Pop, Easy Listening and Country stations all over the nation, and launched a series of records and awards, television shows, Stage, Vegas and Rodeo circuit engagements.
In the 70's, Jody made a career move to Epic Records in Nashville, with Billy Sherrill producing. The successful string of recordings continued with "He's So Fine", "There's A Party Goin' On" and "Baby I'm Yours". She was awarded Billboard Magazine's "Artist Resurgence of the Year" and won a Grammy nomination for "He's So Fine."
Like those of most good artists, her records don't sound quite like anyone else's ...24 chart records and eight chart albums have proven her uniqueness.
One of Jody's proudest moments was when George Bush heard her album of patriotic songs, and asked that Jody appear with him during his campaign. She was then invited to perform at the President's Inaugural Ball.
Jody Miller's career has spanned several years. She's played Tahoe with Roy Clark, and hundreds of shows in small southwestern towns, toured with Bob Hope in Alaska and the South Pacific, and in concert halls in Europe.
Jody Miller is a different breed. There is something about her that suggests that everything up to now has just been a prelude, that Jody's greatest day at center stage is still to come - a most talented and gracious performer.