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Nurse with Nine Lives Follows Country Music Dream
Singer perseveres to follow music passion, releases new four-song EP
At 50, Miller is not the typical emerging music artist. She is also a Registered Nurse, former Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for nearly 30 years, wife, and mother of two adult children.
With Lady Antebellum influence and a cross-over modern style, her music career was shaped by the late producer John Stoecker and popular independent music consultant Tim Sweeney. Vehicle accidents in 2009, 2012, and 2014 left her with chronic pain and memory loss. While these painful experiences halted her career, they didn't prevent her from realizing a life-long dream to sing and perform.
Last year, the Lancaster, Pennsylvania native signed with legendary producer Jack Gale and his independent Nashville label Playback Records (http://pbrnash.net/
"I like to create and sing songs that tell a story and move people," explained Miller. "My music is about no regrets and inspiring others to follow their dreams no matter how big or small. I want listeners to feel the love and power of the words in a song. Music is about forgetting things that hurt and remember those we love in a song."
Music and medicine have always been a part of Miller's life. As an EMT, she has performed at several Emergency Medical Services (EMS) memorial services across the country, including at the National EMS Memorial in 2009. Miller co-wrote a tribute single - Tree of Life - to acknowledge the unsung heroes of the EMS who died in the line of duty.
Miller is also an advocate for missing people and a regular part of The Squeaky Wheel Tour, an annual concert series created by nonprofit GINA for Missing Persons FOUNDation to raise awareness of people who mysteriously disappear each year. She advocates for Toni Lee Sharpless, a young mother and fellow Nurse that disappeared from Philadelphia in 2000.
Although Sharpless has never been found, Miller continues to promote her story hoping that one day she will be returned to her loved ones. Miller co-wrote Missing Piece, a tribute single to all the family members and friends of a missing person.
Miller's band - Gina Miller & Division Highway - features drummer Brian Yocum of Downingtown, PA; guitar/vocalist Steve Walker of Wilmington, DE; and bass/vocalist Eldon Zimmerman of Lancaster, PA.
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