COUNTRY LEGEND MEL TILLIS HAS PASSED AWAY
Written by Warren Ellison on November 20, 2017
Country Music Hall of Famer, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and Grand Ole Opry member Mel Tillis died early Sunday morning in Florida at the age of 85 after a long illness. A post on daughter and country singer-songwriter Pam Tillis’ Facebook page said she was deeply saddened by her father’s sudden and unexpected death. Mel Tillis was a singer, songwriter, comedian and businessman, whose genuine warmth, down-home humor, and trademark stutter drew countless fans. In his six-decade career, he recorded over 60 albums, notched three dozen Top 10 singles and wrote over 1,000 songs.