Macon in Bibb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Emmett Miller Home
Historic Macon Music Registry
put the yodel in country
music, inspiring Hank
Williams & Merle
Erected by Bob Fountain.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
Location. 32° 50.363′ N, 83° 38.222′ W. Marker is in Macon, Georgia, in Bibb County. Marker is on Magnolia Street east of Orange Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1079 Magnolia St, Macon GA 31201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hatcher-Groover-Schwartz House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wet Willie House (about 500 feet away); Wesleyan College (about 600 feet away); Site: Wesleyan College (about 600 feet away); Birthplace of Sidney Lanier (approx. 0.2 miles away); Randolph-Whittle House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walter T. Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harris-Hall-Bennett House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Macon.
Regarding Emmett Miller Home.
Both born and buried in Macon (1900–1962), Emmett Miller was a minstrel show performer whose falsetto singing put the yodel in country music. His version of “Lovesick Blues” gave Hank Williams a hit. Bob Wills’ recording of “I Ain’t Got Nobody” also resembled Miller’s earlier version. Miller remained a major influence on many country music singers, including Merle Haggard, who sought out Miller’s history when Haggard played in Macon.
Also see . . .
1. Emmett Miller — The Vaudeville Star Who Helped Shape Country Music. Article on Miller's significant but unsung contribution to the genre. (Charles Wolfe, Native Ground Books & Music) (Submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Emmett Miller. Biography, discography and song samples. (AllMusic) (Submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.