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 fifteen years, Dan has entertained over 160,000 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 graduate student at University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, working towards a career as a speech language pathologist.
Wendy joined the band in 2008 as 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, Wendy stays very busy outside her performances in the Cowboy Music Revue. She is a freelance journalist, contributing to the Cowboy State Daily website and as a television news correspondent for KGWN-TV and KULR-8 Television; is the music director at the First Presbyterian Church in Cody; and works with clients as a certified holistic nutritionist. Wendy is the business manager for the Cowboy Music Revue, and handles the marketing and promotion as well.
When Dan created the Cowboy Music Revue in 2005, one of his first “finds” was a young Air Force veteran who had spent time playing guitar with the best of the best in Nashville. Tim Bushnell, a Utah native, had played guitar since he was 13 years old, when his dad taught him how to play “Wipe Out” – and he was hooked!
After his service in the Air Force, Tim spent three and a half years in Nashville learning the ropes and paying his dues – and what he learned there we are blessed to hear here at the Cowboy Music Revue!
Proficient on the guitar and mandolin, Tim really can play anything with strings. When he started with Dan sixteen years ago, he was footloose and fancy free – now he and his lovely wife Anni are the proud parents of three.
Tim plays with Dan and Wendy on Fridays and Saturdays this summer!