Give Asian country artist Miles’ debut digital singles a listen, the comfortingly fatalistic “Gotta Give Up Sometime” and the self-liberating “Running On Sand, “ both from Star Records International, to hear Miles’ inspired twist to a genre popular worldwide, especially in the United States, Canada, and Australia but has somehow missed the boat in Asia, especially in Miles’ home of the Philippines and the Filipino community abroad, who
favor the dominant Pop and RNB genres.
Yes, you heard it right! All the twangs and angst of country is being faithfully delivered by a standout Asian/Filipino artist who simply goes by the name of “Miles.” This one-of-a-kind Asian country crooner has been dubbed “the Asian Carrie Underwood,” but with all due respect to her “American” idol, prefers the title “Asia’s Ambassador of Country Music.” Why does she deserve such a lofty title?
With every live performance, Miles introduces not just country artists popular in the mainstream like Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill, and Carrie Underwood but classic and contemporary country artists to the Asian region as well. For every Taylor Swift, there are a talented ton more “country now” talents like The Band Perry, Sugarland, Easton Corbin, Jessie Farrell, Julianne Hough, and Darius Rucker (once of “Hootie & the Blowfish”) and even more gems from Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks (who revived a country craze in the ‘90s that missed Miles’ part of the world entirely), Alan Jackson, Patsy Cline, and more. Along with introducing “new to them” music to Asians who are sure to enjoy, Miles is also bringing her unique brand to worldwide listeners with her two soon-to-be-hit singles now hitting the U.S. and global charts.
With “Gotta Give Up Sometime” and “Running On Sand,” Miles , Asia’s Ambassador of Country Music, follows in the tall footsteps of Filipino-American Neal McCoy, the only other artist of Asian descent who not only broke into the country genre but successfully hit the U.S. Billboard Charts with the back-to-back Number One hits, “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” in the early 1990s.
So why dare to be so different?
Miles blames her passion for country music, the chance to tell the full story of heartache and happiness instead of just in the “sound bytes” of other genres.
An Asian gone country? Just give Miles a listen now and hear why the answer is a unanimous YES!