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 student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, working towards a career as a speech 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 contributing videographer for the Cowboy State Daily website and a television news correspondent for KGWN-TV; leads worship at the First Presbyterian Church in Cody on weekends; 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.
Stephanie Wilson may be familiar to some long-time Dan Miller fans – at the age of 18, this young lady was Hannah’s stand-in for two weeks when Hannah traveled in Europe in 2015.
Stephanie was born and raised in Billings, Montana. A home-schooled student throughout her elementary and high school years, she graduated with a degree in exercise science from Rocky Mountain College in Billings last year. She started playing piano and violin at age 7, and grew up playing in her parents’ band.
Now 22 years of age, Stephanie is brushing off her fiddle to travel with Dan and Wendy around the country for our 2019-2020 tour! In addition to the fiddle, she’s also playing the mandolin, a new instrument for her, but one that she’s showing amazing aptitude for.
Dan feels fortunate to have added an incredibly talented young lady to this year’s tour. Shelbi McNeil is a fourth-generation Cody native, who has been musical her whole life. She learned to play the piano at age 7, and picked up the classical violin at age 12.
Shelbi was brought up playing hymns with her family, and went to Northwest College in Wyoming on a music scholarship after graduating high school in 2012. Since then, she has nurtured her love for horses, becoming a certified horsemanship instructor and working within that industry for the last six years.
Shelbi is thrilled to be able to use her musical skills in a wholesome group setting, traveling the country with Dan, Wendy and Stephanie!