Before he headed to Nashville to become a songwriter, Texas-born Miller grew up on an impoverished farm in the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma during the Great Depression and joined the army to avoid jail time for stealing a guitar. He would be known for honky-tonk inspired novelty hits like "King Of The Road
" and "Dang Me
." By the time Robin Hood
hit theaters in 1973, Miller had also released his 12th studio album, Dear Folks, Sorry I Haven't Written Lately
(his first with Columbia Records).