Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue the Blue Gate Theatre
Long before Dan was hosting television shows like PBR Bull Riding, American Magazine and Due West, he was playing the showrooms of Nevada with The Dan Miller Band. While working on a dairy farm in Indiana he dreamed of movies, music, and the entertainment industry. After attending college on a football scholarship he headed to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams.
In L.A. Dan studied acting, worked in radio and television and performed in clubs. Those jobs led to the stages of Reno, Tahoe, and Las Vegas and a touring schedule that took him from Alaska to Florida. When he moved to Nashville to pursue a recording career, Dan found more opportunities existed for him there in television, commercials and voice-over work.
Over the next 15 years, he hosted a variety of television shows including the Cable ACE award-winning Top Card, and conventions for national corporations including Toyota and Subaru. After Dan and his family moved to Cody, Wyoming, Dan continued to host television shows including “Xtreme Bulls” on GAC and “The Best of the West” on the Outdoor Channel. Many of Dan’s fellow musicians in Nashville have accepted his invitation to perform in Cody – performers such as Mel Tillis, The Bellamy Brothers, Kathy Mattea, Billy Dean, Suzy Bogguss, and Ed Bruce have entertained audiences in Cody as part of Dan’s “Cody Wild West Shows.” For the past thirteen years, Dan has entertained over 130,000 people from 65+ countries with his “Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue”.
Dan’s daughter Hannah has performed onstage with her dad since the tender age of six when she would appear to recite a cowboy poem, her dad would give her a dollar, and she would exit until the next night’s performance! At the age of 9, Hannah began playing the fiddle, just a few songs each night, to the delight of the visitors! Soon after she added harmony vocals, becoming a full-fledged member of the band after adding the mandolin to her repertoire of musical skills. Hannah is a student at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, working towards a degree in medical sonography.
Wendy joined the band in 2008 as a bass player and harmony vocalist. Wendy’s musical background goes back to her college years as a musical theatre major. She has performed onstage in community theatre productions, as well as singing for local events for many years. A mom of two grown children who is also pursuing musical careers, Wendy stays very busy outside her performances in the Cowboy Music Revue. She is the news director for the Big Horn Radio Network; leads worship at the First Presbyterian Church in Cody on weekends, and works with clients as a certified holistic nutritionist.