Continuing to produce projects which celebrate the legacy of her father, legendary Motown songwriter Ron Miller, while emerging as a lyricist, composer and artist in her own right, multi-talented singer, songwriter and musical performer Lisa Dawn Miller kicks off the holiday season with the release of her highly anticipated seasonal debut EP, "It's Christmas," now available on iTunes and Amazon.
Miller makes her songwriting debut with "It's Christmas" and "My Favorite Time of Year," two original songs from the EP, co-written with her longtime creative partner, Mark Matson. Miller's father wrote standards such as "For Once in My Life," "Heaven Help Us All," "If I Could," "Touch Me In The Morning," "I've Never Been To Me," "Yester-me, Yester-you, Yesterday" and "A Place In The Sun."
Lisa is also releasing a new single, a remake of her father's classic, "Someday at Christmas," a fresh interpretation of the classic written by her father, which was originally recorded by Stevie Wonder in 1967 for his only recorded Christmas album, with the title of the same name. The song was recently chosen by Apple Computers for their 2015 Christmas message and commercial. The single is also now available on iTunes and Amazon.
Lisa will be performing her two new Christmas songs during the holiday tour of the long running musical "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show," retitled, "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Christmas" for the season. The show's December performances include stops at in South Bend, IN, Thousand Oaks, CA, Santa Barbara, CA, Phoenix, AZ, Grand Prairie, TX, Birmingham, AL, Clearwater, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Lisa produces and co-stars in "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Christmas" (with her husband and co-star, Sandy Hackett, son of legendary comedian Buddy Hackett) and is also scheduled to perform "It's Christmas" during promotional appearances on local network affiliates ABC in Dallas, FOX and NBC in Phoenix and NBC in Birmingham, AL.
"Christmas has always been my family's favorite time of year," she says. "No matter what happened throughout the year, my parents always found a way to make Christmas special for us. I'm so excited to make my songwriting debut at Christmas. My dad's Christmas songs are beautiful. I'm very much influenced by my father's writing style. I find a common sentiment in my songs, like his -- the hope for a better tomorrow and the belief in a brighter day for all."
Lisa is currently working on several exciting new projects, including a new CD release, featuring 12 original songs, a documentary and musical about her father's life entitled, "For Once In My Life" and she will also be announcing a new musical comedy in January.