American Idol’s Alex Miller Drops Retro “Don’t Let the Barn Door Hit Ya”


American Idol cut teen country singer, Alex Miller, before the Top 24. But that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his musical dreams.

The young singer-songwriter has released a brand new song, “Don’t Let the Barn Door Hit Ya.” It’s his first release from new record label, Billy Jam Records. Jerry Salley produced the song, and co-wrote it with Bill Whyte, Paul Bogart and Dan Wilson.

 “Don’t Let the Barn Door Hit Ya”  is a classic Western Swing Tune

Alex’s website describes “Don’t Let the Barn Door Hit Ya” as “a classic Western Swing tune that is sure to resonate with Alex’s fans.” It’s the first song from his upcoming album produced by  Salley, due for release in early 2022.

“Oh man, cutting the album was unreal,” Alex said in a statement. “Working with Jerry was awesome, and the label folks have been great. I am flat out thrilled to be working with them and I’m feeling really good about the path forward.”

“I was just so honored to be accepted onto the show,” Alex said of his American Idol experience earlier this year. “Things just exploded, and it was all a little hard to believe.” Alex impressed the judges with his original song (and debut single) “I’m Over You So Get Over Me.” And Luke Bryan was so impressed, that he even jumped on the stage with Alex for an impromptu rendition of the Merle Haggard classic, “Big City.” Luke also invited Alex to join him at the Grand Ole Opry, and that appearance is in the works.

Alex is Texas Roadhouse Artist of the Month

The old school swing tune will soon spin on more than 650 jukeboxes across the country at Texas Roadhouse. The popular restaurant chain has chosen Alex as their October Artist of the Month.

Next, Alex is set to is set to sing a duet with Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent for all-star salute to Lee Greenwood on October 12 in Huntsville AL. Check out Alex’s tour complete schedule HERE. 

Listen to Alex Miller’s “Don’t Let the Bard Door Hit Ya”

During American Idol, judge Luke Bryan criticized Alex for not choosing to sing contemporary songs. It seemed to be why he was cut sooner than other young country singers. Regardless, Alex is sticking to his retro sound. “Don’t Let the Barn Door Hit Ya” sounds like a Carl Perkins tune from the 1950s.

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