Miller Harris was born June 19, 1974 and at age three was diagnosed with asthma. After a series of allergy tests to pinpoint his specific triggers, he began a lifelong ordeal with the ultimately fatal condition. Miller was undaunted by the effects of the disease, and his lust for life endeared him to all who knew him. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in 1996, Miller joined his mom, Judy Harris, in the music publishing business. Songwriters and artists who came in the office were always drawn in by Miller’s enthusiasm. He was always happy for others’ successes, and made every day an adventure. He truly ‘lived’ each day. His adage “It’s All Good” is a testament to his positive outlook.
By the time Miller graduated from MTSU, Music Row was in severe decline. In response, he and other young music professionals began what would eventually become Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID). SOLID has grown to be a formidable organization dedicated to supporting up-and-coming music industry professionals and the music industry.
Regretfully, Miller’s infectious good-natured spirit passed into the hands of Jesus on September 11, 1999 after a fatal asthma attack; Miller was just 25 years old. Miller was a member of St. Paul Southern Methodist Church and was a member of Bible Study Fellowship. Those who knew Miller regarded him as an angel, a saint, a goof, a friend, a kind spirit and a loving soul. He especially endeared himself to Nashville’s singer-songwriters.
Miller held God, family and friends above all else; and if there is a common thread among those who speak of him still, it is that “he could make you laugh.” No doubt he could make you cry, too; but his was a selfless and genuinely good heart, and he is sorely missed by all.