Alex Miller “still can’t believe” that he got to meet Hank Williams Jr.
The rising country star and American Idol alum is still in shock after meeting and opening for one of his musical heroes over the weekend on Sunday, August 15 at the Wisconsin State Fair in Wisconsin.
“Well… Still can’t believe I got to meet Hank Jr!!! Thank you @WiStateFair for having me this year! What a show!” Miller captioned a photo alongside his one of his country music heroes.
See the photo of Miller with his idol below.
Prior to his performance, Miller told WISN 12, “Hank Jr. is a legend, so the fact that I even get the opportunity to do that and was even considered is mind blowing to me. I really do feel honored, and I hope the folks in Milwaukee are ready for me.”
Ahead of his direct support performance for the country legend, Miller shared a cover of Williams’ Jr’s iconic hit song “Family Tradition.”
“I’m so looking forward to playing with the one and only Hank Jr!” Miller captioned the video, covering the popular country hit. “This Sunday at the @WiStateFair will be a night for the books! Hope to see y’all there!”
Miller is gearing up to perform at the Kentucky State Fair on Thursday, August 19 alongside John Turner. He will also play the New York State Fair (Aug. 30) and will open for Lee Brice (Sept. 23) and Rhonda Vincent (Dec 11-12).
Additionally, country superstar and American Idol judge Luke Bryan recently labeled Miller’s vocals “so authentically country.”
During an episode of Fendt’s Rise Before Sunrise with Luke Bryan, Bryan shared one of his favorite American Idol memories. The reigning ACM Entertainer Of The Year reflected on hearing rising country star Alex Miller for the first time, and recalled him being so authentically country.
“One of my favorite memories from American Idol is probably the first time I got to see Alex Miller,” Bryan admitted.
Bryan continued, “The real, real country boy from Kentucky, he was just a real special kid and just his personality lit up the room and I never will forget hearing him talk, hearing him be so authentically country. It was pretty amazing.”
In the clip, the “Waves” singer also admitted that the opportunity to be a judge on American Idol was a “no brainer” for him as he is always open to inspiring people and offering advice when he can.
“To come from Leesburg, Georgia farming to a successful music career, now being on American Idol is pretty crazy. I mean, never would’ve imagined I would be spending so much time in front of a TV camera, but you know what you play the hands you’re dealt.” Bryan added. “And when I had the opportunity to join American Idol, it was something that sounded fun, I felt like I could inspire some kids and give these kids some great advice and it was a no brainer for me.”