Dave Gibson, former lead singer for The Gibson Miller Band, is preparing to resurge his solo career while in the process of regrouping the band. The Gibson Miller Band was an American country music band founded in 1990 by Dave Gibson and Bill “Blue” Miller, the latter of whom was a former guest musician in rock musician Bob Seger’s Silver Bullet Band. Both Gibson and Miller served as vocalists and guitarists in the Gibson/Miller Band, which also comprised Mike Daly (steel guitar), Bryan Grassmeyer (bass guitar), and Steve Grossman (drums). Grassmeyer was replaced in 1993 by Doug Kahan. Between 1992 and 1994, the Gibson/Miller Band recorded two albums for Epic Records, in addition to charting seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. After disbanding in 1994, both Gibson and Miller assumed solo careers.Gibson’s success began as a songwriter with #1 cuts like “If It Don’t Come Easy” by Tanya Tucker, “Ships That Don’t Come In” by Joe Diffie and “Queen of Memphis” by Confederate Railroad. Gibson and Miller soon assembled a band and recorded a demo tape, which they sent to Doug Johnson of Epic Records. By 1992, the band was signed to Epic Record s; their debut single, “Big Heart”, was released at the end of the year.
In 1993, the group’s first album, titled Where There’s Smoke, was released. Counting “Big Heart”, the album produced five chart singles overall, including “High Rollin'”, their highest-charting hit. The Gibson/Miller Band also received the 1994 Academy of Country Music’s award for Top New Vocal Duo or Group beating out Blackhawk and Boy Howdy.
A second album, Red, White & Blue Collar, was released in 1994. Serving as its lead-off single was a cover of Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson’s “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”; Gibson/Miller Band’s version was also featured in the soundtrack for the 1994 film The Cowboy Way. The band disbanded in 1996, as a result of personal issues. Both Gibson and Miller continued to record solo and write.
Gibson has two albums in the can ready to be released, “Home Sweet Home” and “The Good Drugs. He has written a total of six #1 hits including the ones listed above as well as “Lonely and Gone” by Montgomery Gentry, “Jukebox in My Mind” by Alabama and “Daddy Never was a Cadillac Kind” by Confederate Railroad. “Midnight Fire by Steve Wariner” charted #2. Additionally, Gibson scored numerous charted hits by Reba, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Pam Tillis, Tammy Wynette and Marie Osmond to name a few. Gibson just got two cuts on the newly released Alabama album, “American Farmer” and “It’s About Time.”
Special Thank You to Dave’s Manager, Cat Nakos!!
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