Levi is Rob’s oldest son. He is 21 years old. Very early in his life, Levi showed a great interest in music. At the age of 2, he was recorded, by his dad, singing bluegrass songs on the answering machine in their home. Levi first sang in front of a live audience at his church during a Booth Brothers concert; he was 7 years old at the time. A few years later, at the age of 10, he became the church’s drummer. The church band, at the time, included both Levi’s dad and Steve Keen, former piano player for The Hoppers. Levi has cited his time with the church’s band as one of the first great learning experiences he had as a musician.
Levi began traveling with his parents in 2011, along with his brother Jacob, as part of The Rob Mills Family. Though he had sang quite a bit with his mom and dad in church, traveling and singing gospel music with his family was what would end up shaping Levi’s vocal style. He took a great interest in gospel music favorites like Michael English and Jason Crabb, often singing their songs around the house and learning some of their vocal movements. As his voice developed, so did his stage personality. He learned from his dad how to be comfortable on stage and how to sing and speak to an audience. He also sought stage direction from director, producer, and former President of the Gospel Music Association Thurlow Spurr while working in the director’s CMI Christmas shows for several years. All the while, Levi was enrolled in an online high school and an early college program, graduating with both a High School diploma and an Associate of General Studies degree in 2015 and 2016, respectively. In 2017, he completed his Associates Degree in Marketing.
Levi is currently the lead singer of The Sound. His big vocals (and his even bigger personality) are a core element of the group’s distinct family sound. While he is still a drummer, he doesn’t showcase that particular ability on a regular basis…though his neighbors would probably say otherwise. He is thrilled to be working closely with his dad and his brother, Jacob, in this exciting new venture. Levi is very much involved in the group’s brand and creative direction. In fact, he designed The Sound’s logo himself. The future is very promising for Levi and he can’t wait to see what God has in store for his life.