Kismet native, LHS grad Mindy Miller signs new recording contract PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:55

Mindy Miller signs a recording contract with Magdon Records at her recording studio in Nashville. She will soon release her second full length album, “Let It Burn.” The Kismet native and Liberal High School grad now resides in Minnesota. Courtesy photo

 

• L&T staff report

 

Kismet native Mindy Miller signed a recording contract with the independent record label, Margdon Records, on Jan. 27.

Look for her first album, on her new label, to be released May 5. Miller is a veteran entertainer and songwriter. This release will be her third studio album as a recording artist, her first in which a single will be released.

Mindy has performed as the supporting act for many major country recording artists as well as performed as the headliner in her current home state of Minnesota.

Margdon Records President Don Ray, said, “We have been seeking out unique, authentic and talented singer/songwriters, and we are very excited about Mindy Miller’s promising future in country music.”

Miller grew up in Kismet and began singing at her church at the age of 5. Throughout her childhood and teenage years, she also performed at functions for International Pancake Days and local Lions Club.

Along with singing in school choirs and show choirs, she performed in musicals in high school and college.

She began singing competitively at age 15, appearing in statewide televised telethons and hosting pageants. Mindy also opened for big name artists such as Diamond Rio, Ty Herndon, Tracy Lawrence, David Kersh, Terri Clark and John Berry at local state fairs.

She graduated from Liberal High School in 1995 and later graduated with an associate’s degree from Hutchinson Community College and with a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State.

At 22, she signed with an independent country music label and went on to be nominated for the American Horizon Award and Best Female Singer of the Year at the 1999 Independent CMA Germany Awards. She was also featured in the May 1999 edition of Country Music People magazine.

In 2000, Mindy recorded her second album entitled, “Perfectly,” but when her mother fell ill to cancer later that year, she wasn’t able to continue to fulfill her obligations with the label. Her record deal was dissolved.

Mindy took a break from music to focus on her personal life and to deal with the death of her mother in 2003. However, in 2010, she was presented with an opportunity to record a demo album in Nashville.

She signed with Tate Music Group in 2012 and debuted her first album. This year, in addition to signing with Margdon Records of Nashville, she will soon release her second full length album, “Let It Burn.”

Mindy currently resides in Minnesota and continues to serve as a member of the worship team at her church.

 
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