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One of the most-asked questions for country rising star DJ Miller is what the tattoo on his arm signifies. The tattoo, which reads “A.M.W. 6-6-89 – 10-7-06″ is actually something close to his heart – a memorial to his friend who died at 17 years old in a car accident. It’s that memory, and the tattoo, which play a vital role to DJ’s special album cut “Ink On My Skin.” The emotional ballad is a co-write by DJ, Charlie Black, Don Goodman, and Jon Conley as a tribute to Adam Michael Williams. DJ had the tattoo done quickly after the accident as a way to grieve and remember his friend.
“I am privileged to have this opportunity to share this song in Adam’s honor,” says DJ. “He was a great friend who lost his life way too early in a car accident. I’m on a mission to make all young driver’s realize that they are only human and can die or be seriously injured in a split second due to the choices they make whether it’s speeding, choosing not to wear a seatbelt or texting. Hopefully by sharing my very personal experience others will stop and think before getting behind the wheel. It may sound trite, but if we can save the life of one young driver through the words of this song, Adam’s legacy will live on in a very positive light.”
“Ink On My Skin” will be included on DJ’s forthcoming debut album out later this year. Through the message on the song, DJ hopes to teach young drivers to be aware of their own mortality and the responsibilities that come with driving. Check out the video below of DJ’s short explanation of his tattoo and an acoustic performance of the tribute song:
How do you make a good week a great week? Share your success with others. Case in point: DJ Miller.
The up-and-coming country singer made the rounds at the Country Radio Seminar last week in Nashville. He had plenty to talk about, thanks to his single “Between Sundays,” which entered the Billboard country chart as a “Hot Shot Debut” at #58. In addition, March is shaping up to be “magazine month” for Miller. For March, he’s featured on the cover of Powersource Magazine and the “Debut Spotlight” in CMA Closeup Magazine.
Miller celebrated his success by performing for some very special fans. Thursday night, he took a break from CRS to entertain at the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville, which provides a “home away from home” for families caring for critically ill children in Nashville area hospitals. Miller performed his “Between Sundays,” and played acoustic versions of “The Dance” and “Wagon Wheel.” After the performance, Miller signed autographs, posed for photos and even gave an impromptu guitar lesson to a young fan. (See the video below.)
Our next Stageit show is upon us and it will be an absolute blast! Keepin’ It Country proudly presents … Abbi Scott! The show will take place on Sunday, December 8th, at 9:00pm EST.
Abbi Scott is a singer/songwriter who was recently deemed as a #CMChat “One to Watch.” Abbi has opened for several of country music’s hottest artists, including Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, DJ Miller, David Bradley, Dustin Lynch, and Maggie Rose.
On September 21, 2013, Abbi released her EP, Abbi Scott, which was released on iTunes. Abbi music can be described as high energy, honest, and fresh, while remaining true to her country music roots.
We are so excited to welcome Abbi to our Keepin’ It Country Presents stage!
Additionally, this show is unlike any other! The theme of Abbi’s show is “Ugly Sweaters For the Holidays” and ticket proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots, an organization that Abbi is ecstatic to assist. During the show, Abbi would love for her audience to sport some ugly sweaters and post pictures on Twitter using the hashtag #KICUglySweaters.
This is going to be a unique and fun show with a whole lot of country and some holiday spice in the mix. Don’t miss out on this fun event for a great cause!
To purchase your ticket (in support of Toys for Tots) for the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, starring Abbi Scott, click here!
Abbi Scott is an Indiana teenager who is in her senior year of high school and looking forward to graduation (much like all other high school seniors!). However, Abbi is not your typical high school senior. While Abbi has her face in textbooks, she has her sights set on music, and there is no stopping this country girl from making her dreams come true! Abbi describes herself as “a true country girl, living on twenty-five acres, and . . . in love with the outdoors.” Abbi has been compared to Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, and Kelly Clarkson, and values these music industry phenoms’ strong work ethic and ability to maintain a sense of humor.
What do you get when you bring Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic, and Emily Brooke together for one night only? An evening jam-packed with incredible talent and fun, as well as the unique opportunity to see three extremely different artists team up to entertain one South Florida crowd. Sarah, Jenn, and Emily have decided to join forces with Tiki 52 (a Jupiter, Florida restaurant/bar) and Miller Lite on Wednesday night, February 26th, for a show like no other. In one show, the audience will get a well-known, long-time country artist with charted hits and television cameos galore; a country/pop artist with a collection of awards and acclaim in the United Kingdom; and an up and coming country artist who is sure to be among the next wave of young talent entering the music industry. And, as if that isn’t enough, the concert will benefit “For the Linds,” an organization created in memory of Warner Music Nashville’s Lindsay Walleman, who passed away from Sarcoma at the young age of twenty-eight. Does it get any better than this?