Jill Miller is a singer/songwriter and speaker who went into full-time music ministry as a way to touch, encourage and inspire people on life's journey. Through her songs and the stories behind them, she connects with her audiences in a real and honest way. Jill's musical sound has evolved into the sophisticated crossroads between Francesca Battistelli's gritty, velvet clad vocals and the urban pop sounds of Amy Grant. Jill fuels her sound with liberal doses of uninhibited emotions that authenticate her lyrics and captivate her audience.
Jill is also an inspirational speaker who talks about how to overcome adversity from a woman who has. Her speaking topics include her own real life experiences, including surviving divorce, infertility and adoption, her father's struggle with dementia, and her personal faith journey.
When attending Jill's live performance, be prepared to feel is if she is singing for you alone. Her performance persona is like spending the perfect summer evening on the back porch with your best friend, where secret joys and sorrows are shared. Jill's willingness to be vulnerable and open about her own life draws people into the warm embrace of her music and ministry. It is her passionate hope that her music will help others experience Christ in a whole new way and inspire them to pursue a relationship with Him that will bring joy and a sense of peace no matter what their circumstance. As Jill says, "I want people to leave my shows with the knowledge that God loves them and is with them, no matter what their situation is. I want my audience to feel like they've met a friend along their journey."
Jill recently released her 4th CD project called "Grace Finds Wings." The latest single from the album, "Watch Me Fly," was released to national Christian radio in September of 2014 and is receiving airplay on over 350 radio stations across the country!
In November of 2014, Jill released her first book entitled, "Grace Finds Wings, A Journey in Song." In the book, Jill walks you through the songs on her latest CD – what they mean to her, where they came from, and what it took to bring them to life. You will learn how Jill embraced her own journey and struggles and will instantly be drawn into Jill's life as she shares openly and honestly, straight from the heart.
Highlights from Jill’s career include performing at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. She opened for the legendary Loretta Lynn in May of 2008 at the beautiful Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, and Jill has also opened for Brian Littrell (of the Backstreet Boys), performed with the Christian group NewSong, and sang the national anthem for President Bush and 11,000 people when he was in Sioux City.
Jill is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) and in January of 2008 she became a regional workshop coordinator for NSAI and started a brand new NSAI chapter in Sioux City. Jill was a top 5 finalist for 2008 Best Country Artist of the year on IndieHeaven, a website for independent Christian artists. In April of 2008 Jill was named “Siouxland Woman of the Year” by the Quota Club in honor of her volunteer work in the community.
Jill lives in Sioux City, Iowa, along with her husband John and their four adult sons. Their two rescue dogs rule the house! Jill can't wait for a daughter-in-law someday and grandchildren so she won't be so outnumbered by males!
With her eyes focused on God and his plan for her ministry and music, Jill is excited to embrace the future and the people she encounters. Jill's genuine warmth, engaging smile and joyful energy are contagious. It is those enduring qualities which will invite others to live, laugh and learn. Jill would love to be a part of your next event!