Buddy Miller Hospitalized

Buddy Miller , 56, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore earlier this week, where he underwent a triple-bypass heart surgery. The surgery was successful, and Miller will likely be recovering in Baltimore for several weeks. Miller, one of Nashville’s most celebrated singers, songwriters, guitarists, recording artists and producers , suffered a heart attack February 20 while on tour with Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin and Shawn Colvin; the tour is dubbed "3 Girls And Their Buddy."


Named the "Artist of the Decade" by No Depression magazine, Miller has written songs that have been recorded by the Dixie Chicks, Lee Ann Womack, Brooks & Dunn and others. He is a veteran of Harris’ Spyboy band, and last year toured as lead guitarist with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’ Grammy winning Raising Sand Revue project. Miller has also produced albums for Solomon Burke, Allison Moorer, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and many more, and has recently produced a new album for Patty Griffin. He has been called "the best country singer" alive by Steve Earle. Miller and his Nashville singer-songwriter wife Julie have a new CD, Written In Chalk, due from New West Records on March 3.