Rhett Miller, born Stewart Ransom Miller II in Austin, Texas, is the lead singer of the alt-country band the Old 97's and has also had a successful solo career. He graduated from St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas in 1989.
Rhett Miller has recorded three solo albums, with 2002's The Instigator receiving substantial airplay on alternative-oriented radio stations. He toured with Neil Finn in 2004, bringing him to the attention of many. Miller also recorded a version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound" for one of MasterCard?'s "Priceless" advertisements. Miller's second major commercial album, The Believer, was released in February of 2006.
Songs from Miller's second solo album, The Instigator, were featured on an episode of Joan of Arcadia during its short run on CBS. Songs by both Miller and Old 97's have been used in the sound track of the American comedy series Scrubs.
Milller is married to model Erica Iahn. They have two children, Max and Soleil.