On Thursday, it was announced that country music singer Jody Miller had passed away at the age of 80.
The Grammy Award-winning “Queen of the House” artist died seven years after she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She passed in Blanchard, Oklahoma, surrounded by her family.
News of the star’s passing was shared on daughter Robin Brook’s music Facebook page, Middle-Sister Music.
The post to the band’s page wrote, “Middle Sister is sorry to announce the passing of Jody Miller this morning, music icon and mother of Robin Brooks. Please remember the family as they deal with this great loss.”
The country-pop singer was also known for songs such as “Let’s All Go Down to the River” and “Home of the Brave” but skyrocketed to stardom after “Queen of the House” was released as a response to Roger Miller’s “King of the Road.”
Miller, born Myrna Joy Miller, was an Arizona native before she relocated to Blanchard and became Oklahoma’s first Grammy Award-winning artist in 1966.
In 1965, she was tapped by Capitol Records, which jumpstarted the career that took her to many heights. She performed at President George H.W. Bush’s 1988 inaugural ball and later had a career as a Christian music singer and was inducted into the Country Gospel Music Association’s Hall of Fame in 1999.
The “Baby I’m Yours” singer married horse trainer and breeder Monty Brooks in 1962, who died in 2014.
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