Alex Miller Carries the Torch for Classic Country with Release of Debut Single

Miller says the song was ‘years in the making.’


Lauren Jo Black

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April 4, 2021

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After winning over the hearts of millions on American Idol, 17-year-old Alex Miller is ready to embark on the next chapter of his country music career with the release of his single, 
“I’m Over You So Get Over Me.” 

The Kentucky native originally auditioned for Idol with track and earned praise from Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan. Now, he’s released the studio version of the self-penned song, which he wrote for an ex-girlfriend. 

“‘I’m over You so Get over Me’ is a song that’s been years in the making,” Miller shared in a statement. “I first sang this song at a Middle School talent show and most recently performed it at my American Idol audition. I hope you enjoy it more than the ex it was written about!”

Produced by Jeff Lyman, “I’m Over You So Get Over Me” puts Miller’s classic country pipes on full display and futher proves he’s more than ready to make his long-awaited Grand Ole Opry debut. 

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The rising star will soon have the opportunity to step into the prestigious Opry circle, thanks to Idol judge and country superstar Luke Bryan, who surprised Miller with an invitation to perform at the Opry during Idol‘s Showstopper round.

After Miller received the unfortunate news that he would not be advancing in the competition, Bryan surprised the high schooler with the invitation of a lifetime. 

“Do you remember a certain promise that I made you during your audition process?” Bryan asked Miller.

“Oh, I haven’t forgotten that,” Miller shared. 

“Well, I made some calls to my good friends at the Grand Ole Opry and they agreed to let my buddy Alex Miller come perform at the Grand Ole Opry,” the “Down To One” singer revealed.

Miller was overcome with emotion. 

“Oh my God,” Miller said in a state of shock. “Oh my God!”

“And maybe I’ll share the stage with you a little bit if you’ll have me,” Bryan promised. 

After revealing that he once toured the Opry as a child, Miller said it would be a “full circle” moment for him. 

Re-live the incredible moment go down in the clip below. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.