Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping country music and pop music hits King of the Road, Dang Me, and England Swings, all of which came from the Nashville sound era of the mid-1960s.
Miller grew up in Oklahoma and then he served in the U.S. Army. He began his musical career as a songwriter during the late 1950s, writing such hits as Billy Bayou and Home for Jim Reeves and Invitation to the Blues for Ray Price. He later began his musical recording career, and he reached the peak of his fame during the late 1960s. Miller continued to tour for concerts and recording sessions into the 1990s. He had his final top 20 country hit in Old Friends with Willie Nelson in 1982.
Later in his life, he wrote the music and lyrics for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Big River (1985), in which he also acted.