Fan-favorite American Idol contestant Alex Miller just shared an exciting career update.
The Kentucky native revealed via Facebook that he has signed his very first record deal with Music City-based label, Billy Jam Records.
His first single with the label will be “Don’t Let The Barn Door Hit Ya,” produced by Jerry Salley.
Miller said he was “thrilled” to share the news and told fans to “stay tuned” for information about the single’s official release date.
The upcoming album will feature 10 tracks, including the previously released, “I’m Over You So Get Over Me.”
Miller won over the hearts of millions on the latest season of American Idol. His love for traditional country music had viewers drawing comparisons to the likes of legendary country artists such as Hank Williams and Johnny Cash.
Miller explained that his love for classic country came from his grandfather.
“I’ll give credit where credit is due, and I’ll give it to my granddad,” Miller previously shared during appearance on Connect with Country Now, airing on CTRL_MUSIC_, exclusively on Twitch. “He is a walking encyclopedia. He knows all that old stuff and loves that old style of music. That is just what I grew up with and it’s what I know, and he introduced me to it.”
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The 18-year-old is often compared to his musical heroes and it’s something he doesn’t take lightly.
“I love all of the old guys and I love all of the new ones too. Getting compared to those is an incredible thing to be said about you and it’s really humbling,” he said. “I look up to all the old guys, though, and of course Luke Bryan and all the new guys too. I love the old stuff, and I love the new stuff.”
Miller has been spending quite a bit of time on the road this summer, sharing the stage with the likes of Hank Williams Jr. and Josh Turner.