Such is the story of Buddy Melton and Milan Miller, a pair of picking buddies from western North Carolina this 20 plus years, who have both found notoriety in our music for their artistic contributions. Most bluegrass fans know Buddy for his soaring tenor voice and fiddle playing with Balsam Range, and Milan as the songwriter of such hits as Pretty Little Girl From Galax for IIIrd Tyme Out, and Papertown for Balsam Range.
People in the industry know these two as hard working, serious men with good heads on their shoulders and a kind word for everyone they meet. Sometimes good things do happen to good people.
Buddy and Milan have come together to create a new album combining their talents, called Secrets, Dreams & Pretty Things. It’s set for a March 11 release, with a video now available for the opening track, Adeline.
Milan wrote the song for Buddy, to capture the father’s pure love that Melton has for his daughter, Adeline.
Assisting these two in the studio were a who’s who of bluegrass superstars: Sammy Shelor, Aubrey Haynie, Adam Steffey, Terry Baucom, Marc Pruett, Darren Nicholson, Rob Ickes, John Cowan, Carl Jackson, Missy Armstrong, Adam Wright, Mark Bumgarner, Ron Shuffler, Seth Taylor, Caleb Smith, Tim Surrett, and Ron Stewart.