Prior to recording for Starday, Frankie Miller made several outstanding records for Gilt-Edge, Columbia, and Cowtown Hoedown, but it was his successful string of hit records on Starday in the late 1950s, including "Blackland Farmer," "Family Man," and "Baby Rocked Her Dolly," that established him as a featured star on the Louisiana Hayride and a frequent guest on the Grand Ole Opry. Frankie was the first artist to record in the newly-built Starday Sound Studio in 1960 and that same year he won the "Most Promising Country Artist" award from Cash Box Magazine.