SPOTLIGHT: Meet Buddy and Julie Miller’s Furry Friends
Hooray (yes, that’s her name). Her unusual hair doubles as the antenna for our shortwave radio. (Photos and captions courtesy of Buddy and Julie Miller)
So much of the magic Buddy and Julie Miller make emanates from their charming Nashville home. Their latest album, Breakdown on 20th Ave. South, was recorded in their bedroom there, and Buddy’s downstairs studio (which you can tour here with Aaron Lee Tasjan!) has recorded many albums we know and love, including by The War and Treaty, Solomon Burke, Emmylou Harris, and more. All along, these musical moments have been witnessed by Buddy and Julie’s menagerie of pets. When we asked the couple to give us a glimpse into their lives, they wanted to introduce these family members, all Very Good Boys and Girls.
As Buddy tells us, “We have had many animals in our family … Winkie, Tinkie, Amos, PeeWee, BigHead, Hoboken, Toe, Mama, Peepo, Mudpie, Nanie, KittyMan, Tousie, and Hooray. I’ve maybe forgotten a few. The dogs love the cats and the cats love the dogs.”
And we love them all (especially, we’re going to be honest, Hooray, as you can see in the main photo with this post). Below, Buddy and Julie share a few more photos of their friends, along with their captions. Is an album featuring the whole family, human and animal, in the works? If it is, you’ll find out here first.
Buddy and Julie Miller are No Depression‘s Spotlight artists for June 2019.Read our feature story about the couple and their new album here, and check out Julie Miller’s lovely essay about friendship, loss, and faith here.