Republican songwriter announces for 7th Congressional District seat

Prominent Nashville songwriter Lee Thomas Miller has officially announced his run for Congress to represent Tennessee, reports

Miller is a songwriter behind numerous country hits, including the No. 1 hits “The Impossible” for Joe Nichols, “The World”, “I’m Still a Guy” and “Perfect Storm” for Brad Paisley, “You’re Gonna Miss This” for Trace Adkins, Terri Clark’s “I Just Wanna Be Mad” and Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl.” “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “The Impossible” and Jamey Johnson’s “In Color” were also nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Country Song. Miller is running for the District 7 House seat that U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has held since 2002. Blackburn is vacating the seat to run for the Senate.

“I’ve been writing the stories of real Americans for as long as I can remember,” Miller said in a press release (and video, above) announcing his candidacy Tuesday (Nov. 14). “Stories about life and loss. Love and regret. Songs about innocence and youth. Songs about faith and the struggle to keep it. I give a voice to those who can not find the words they are looking for. I give a voice to those who are not being heard.”

…The songwriter is running as a Republican, and he lists religious liberties, a pro-life stance, cutting taxes and regulations and border security as key items he supports. Prior to his announcement, a number of top Nashville music business leaders signed a letter of support for his candidacy, including Curb Records CEO Mike Curb, songwriters Luke Laird, Liz Rose and busbee, and Brad Paisley and Dustin Lynch.

4 Responses to Republican songwriter announces for 7th Congressional District seat

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    Stuart I. Anderson says:


    I hope no one thought the perfect conservative candidate, Mark Green, who will go to Congress and almost immediately be a sorely needed conservative leader to help a Republican Party in utter disarray would go unchallenged by the establishment. Mark is so outstanding that he has already received two highly sort after endorsements from the Club For Growth and the House Freedom Fund simply can’t be allowed to go to Washington without a fight by the usual suspects who simply will do all they can to prevent anyone who won’t be a U.S. Chamber of Commercebot from going to Congress.

    May I suggest a prominent state senator with a lifetime American Conservative Union score of 87% is a more reliable representative to send to the U. S. Senate than a “Prominent Nashville songwriter . . . .”

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    Cannoneer2 says:

    I like Mark Green. What concerns me are the headlines from the last ten months or so.. “Mark Green for Army Secretary”, “Mark Green drops from consideration for Army Secretary”, “Mark Green for Governor”, “Mark Green will not resume campaign for Governor”, “Mark Green not seeking higher office in 2018”, “Mark Green refuses to rule out Senate primary challenge” and now “Mark Green running for 7th Congressional District seat”. I live in the 6th District, but own a farm in the 7th, so this election has potential to directly affect me. Is Dr. Green sure what career path he wishes to take?

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    glasat says:

    Cannoneer2…might I suggest that Green consider ditch digging as his career path? He’s already demonstrated a remarkable ability to dig himself into holes.

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