Heather Myles sings "Lovin' The Bottle" live at TruCountry Music Show.
Heather Myles is one of the finest Californian honky tonk singers. Her honky tonk singing is in the Bakersfield sound-style and has been likened by many to that of Dwight Yoakam. She has had her songs featured in a major feature film.
Myles was born in 1962 in Riverside, California, where her parents bred and trained horses for racing. Heather had a job in the family business until the lure of the honky-tonks called her away. While still in her teens, she joined a band, and within a year they had a contract with HighTone.
Myles has released five studio albums, including two on HighTone, two on Rounder, and one on the Me and My Americana Roots label.
Her 1992 debut album Just Like Old Times contained mostly original compositions, along with songs from Jim Lauderdale and Robert Cray. The album was praised for its strong songs and hardcore honky-tonk sound.
Her third studio album Highways and Honkytonks was released in 1998, and featured a duet with Merle Haggard on "No One is Gonna Love You Better."
2002's Sweet Talk & Good Lies included a duet with Dwight Yoakam on the song "Little Chapel."
Released in 2009, In The Wind was co-produced by Taras Prodaniuk (Dwight Yoakam, Lucinda Williams) who also played bass. They were accompanied by Larry Mitchell and Jim Christie (drums), and Bob Gothar (guitar).