Students in JR Smith’s journalism class at Smith County High School recently interviewed Alex Miller, former American Idol contestant and rising star in the country music industry via Zoom video conferencing. Alex Miller is set to perform at the Smith County Ag Center on Sunday, September 11th at 6 p.m.
Students asked questions about growing up in a small time, his influences, behind the scenes experiences at American Idol, balancing his life and being a student and tips for aspiring music artists. Miller, just 19 years old, is relatable and shares how hard work and daily lessons of dealing with ups and downs of farm life provided valuable experience and skills he has used to handle his life in the country music industry. He said, “never having two days the same on the farm is a lot like his experience in the music industry.” He attributes a strong work ethic, instilled in him from his grandfather, as being a major asset.
Miller encourages students and aspiring music artists to be themselves. “There are so many people who are trying to be someone else. There has already been a Brooks and Dunn and there’s already an Alex Miller. So be whoever you are because that’s what makes you special at what you do.”
When asked what can be expected from his performance at the Ag Center this Sunday, he said “expect to have a fun, loving country time! We have a party when we have a show!” Tickets will be available at the door for $20. The Alex Miller concert is sponsored by Shade Tree Livestock Handling
Check out the full Alex Miller interview by the SCHS Journalism class below. Watch for Alex Miller’s latest album called “Miller Time.” and check out the Alex Miller website for more information about his music and upcoming performance dates.