Roger Miller (1936-1992) was one of country music's great songwriters. He rarely had to write with a co-writer (although he did, at times). He was a member of Willie Nelson's generation, a kid from Erick, Oklahoma who grew up around honky tonk and western swing, who somewhere in there became a lyrical genius with a great voice and comedic flair, a combination few country singers then or now could match.

Published in Get Rhythm