We are sorry to report the passing of a country legend. Mel Tillis was one of the greats. Talent, personality….he was one of a kind and we are honored to say we had the privilege of hearing him perform numerous times at the Grand Ole Opry.
He was Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry member. He passed November 19th at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL after battling intestinal issues. He was 85. Tillis had six No. 1s, including “I Ain’t Never,” “Coca-Cola Cowboy” and “Southern Rains.” As a songwriter, his cuts include Kenny Rogers’ “Ruby, Don’t You Take Your Love To Town,” George Strait’s “Thoughts Of A Fool” and Ricky Skaggs’ “Honey, Open That Door.” In February 2012 President Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts. Arrangements are pending.
We are keeping his daughter Pam Tillis and the rest of his family in our thoughts and prayers. Thanks Mel for the great music! Country music will miss you, but you won’t be forgotten.