Re: Mel Tillis dies
Posted by Jim Southern on 11/20/2017, 6:37 am, in reply to "Mel Tillis dies"
Mel was truly one of the great ones in Country Music. On a tour back in the mid 70's, Mel and Don Williams were sharing a bus. I was lucky enough to spend some time on the bus with them both. They actually gave me 3 silver dollars to give to my kids.
He placed 68 of his recordings in the C&W Top 40, from 1958 through 1988. He appeared in a few movies, was the CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1976, and wrote some of the big ones like "Detroit City" & "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town".
Thanks Mel, for the great memories and memorable hits. R.I.P.