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Encyclopedia > Mel Tillis
Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis, 2007.
Background information
Birth name Lonnie Melvin Tillis
Also known as Mel Tillis
Born August 8, 1932 (1932-08-08) (age 75)
Origin Flag of the United States Flag of Florida Tampa, Florida, USA
Genre(s) Country
Outlaw Country
Occupation(s) Singer and Songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar
Years active 1958Present
Label(s) Columbia Records
Kapp Records
MGM Records
MCA Records
Elektra Records
Associated
acts
Pam Tillis, Roger Miller, Willie Nelson, Bill Anderson
Website www.meltillis.com

Mel Tillis (born Lonnie Melvin Tillis August 8, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is an American Country Music Singer. Although he had been recording songs since the late 50s, he had his biggest success in the 70s, with a long list of Top 10 hits. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Willie Nelson Outlaw country was a significant trend in country music during the late 1960s and the 1970s (and even into the 1980s in some cases), commonly referred to as The Outlaw Movement (both by fans and by people in the music industry) or simply Outlaw music [1]. The focus... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... See also: 1957 in country music, 1958 in music, other events of 1958, 1959 in country music, 1950s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events January 1 - Johnny Cash performs at San Quentin Prison. ... “Present” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Kapp Records was a record company started in 1955 by David Kapp, brother of Jack Kapp (who had set up American Decca Records in 1934). ... MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... A section of the album jacket for Golden Hits Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. ... Willie Nelson (born Willie Hugh Nelson, April 30, 1933) is an American entertainer and songwriter, born and raised in Abbott, Texas. ... James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American country music singer and songwriter, nicknamed Whisperin Bill. Arguably his biggest hit was the 1963 single Still. He also wrote the country standard Once A Day for Connie Smith. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...


Tillis' biggest hits include, "I Ain't Never", "Good Woman Blues", and "Coca-Cola Cowboy". He also has won the CMA Awards most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year. His daughter is the popular Country music singer, Pam Tillis. He is also well-known for his speech impediment. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... Speech disorders are a type of communication disorders where normal speech is disrupted. ...

Contents

Early Life & Rise to Fame

Mel Tillis was born in Tampa, Florida in 1932. His stutter developed during his childhood, a result of a bout of malaria. As a child, Tillis learned the drums, as well as guitar. At age 16, he won a local talent show, and soon joined the United States Air Force, and worked for the railroad. When young Tillis was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, he formed a band called The Westerners, which played at local clubs. It should also be noted that Tillis attended the University of Florida. Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites. ... For a particular Air Force, see List of air forces. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... This article is about the prefecture. ... Clubs (♣) is one of the four suits found in playing cards, marked with a black trefoil; the term is translated from the Spanish basto. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ...


After leaving the military in 1955, Tillis worked a number of odd jobs and moved to Nashville, Tennessee the following year. Tillis wrote "I'm Tired", a #3 Country hit for Webb Pierce in 1957. Other Tillis hits include "Honky Tonk Song" and "Tupelo County Jail". Ray Price and Brenda Lee also charted hits with Tillis' material around this time. In the late-50s, after becoming a hit-making songwriter, he signed his own contract with Columbia Records in the late-50s. In 1958, he had his first Top 40 hit, "The Violet and a Rose", followed by the Top 25 hit, "Sawmill". Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... “Nashville” redirects here. ... Webb Pierce (born August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991) was an American country music singer. ... Ray Price (born January 12, 1926) is an American country and western singer. ... Brenda Lee (born December 11, 1944) is an American pop singer, who was immensely popular during the 1950s and 1960s. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Country Music Career In the 60s Before Major Stardom

Although Tillis charted on his own Billboard's Hot Country Songs list, he had more success as a songwriter. He continued to be Webb Pierce's songwriter. He wrote the hits, "I Ain't Never" (Tillis' own future hit) and "Crazy, Wild Desire". Bobby Bare, Wanda Jackson, and Stonewall Jackson also covered his songs. Tillis continued to record on his own. Some well-known songs from his Columbia years include "The Brooklyn Bridge", "Loco Weed", and "Walk on, Boy". However, he didn't achieve major success on the Country charts on his own. Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Webb Pierce (born August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991) was an American country music singer. ... Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare on April 7, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Wanda Jackson (born Wanda Jean Jackson, on October 20, 1937, in Maud, Oklahoma) was the first female rock and roll singer in the United States, releasing her debut record in 1956. ... Stonewall Jackson (born November 6, 1932) was a Country musician. ...


In the mid-60s, Tillis switched over to Kapp Records. In 1965, he had his first Top 15 hit with "Wine". Other hits continued to follow, like "Stateside" and "Life Turned Her That Way" (which was later covered by Ricky Van Shelton in 1988, and went to #1). He wrote for Charley Pride ("The Snakes Crawl At Night") and wrote a big hit for Kenny Rogers & the First Edition called "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town". He also wrote the hit "Mental Revenge" for Outlaw superstar Waylon Jennings. In 1968, Tillis achieved his first Top 10 hit with "Who's Julie". Although success didn't come quickly or easily as a singer in the 60s, things would turn around for Tillis a great deal in the 70s. Kapp Records was a record company started in 1955 by David Kapp, brother of Jack Kapp (who had set up American Decca Records in 1934). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Ricky Van Shelton (born January 12, 1952 in Danville, Virginia) is a country singer best known for his songs Life Turned Her That Way, Ill Leave This World Loving You, and Ive Cried my Last Tear for You. ... Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1938) is a country music artist. ... For the bibliographical term, see First edition. ... Ruby, Dont Take Your Love To Town is a song written by Mel Tillis which was made world famous by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition in 1969. ... Waylon Jennings in 1965. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century Decades: 20s - 30s - 40s - 50s - 60s - 70s - 80s - 90s - 100s - 110s - 120s 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 Note: Sometimes the 70s is used as shorthand for the 1970s, the 1870s, or other such decades in other centuries...


The Height of His Career In the 70s

Things turned around in 1969 for Tillis. He finally achieved the success he always wanted with two Top 10 Country hits, "These Lonely Hands of Mine" and "She'll Be Hanging Around Somewhere". In 1970, he reached the Top 5 with "Heart Over Mind", which peaked at #3 on the Hot Country Songs list. After this, Tillis career as a Country singer went into full-swing. Hits soon came quite easily, like "Heaven Everyday" (1970), "Commercial Affection" (1970), "Arms of a Fool" (1970), "Take My Hand" (a duet with Sherry Bryce in 1971), and "Brand New Mister Me" (1971). In 1972, Tillis achieved his first chart-topper with his version of his song "I Ain't Never". Even though the song was previously recorded and made a hit by Webb Pierce, Tillis' version is the best-known version out of the two. Most of these songs that were hits above were recorded under MGM Records, Tillis' record company in the early part of the decade. Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hot Country Songs is a chart released weekly by Billboard magazine in the United States. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Webb Pierce (born August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991) was an American country music singer. ... MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ...


After the success of "I Ain't Never", Tillis had another hit, which came close to #1 (reached #3) entitled "Neon Rose", followed by "Sawmill", which also came close at #2. "Midnight Me and the Blues" was another near-chart topper in 1974. Other hits Tillis had under MGM include "Stomp Them Grapes" (1974), "Memory Maker" (1974), "Woman in the Back of My Mind" (1975), and his version of "Mental Revenge" (1976). In 1976, Tillis signed on with MCA Records. Tillis achieved his biggest success under MCA Records. It started with a pair of two #1 hits in 1976, "Good Woman Blues" and "Heart Healer". Thanks to this success, Tillis won the CMA Awards's most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year, and was also inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame that year. He achieved another #1 in 1978 with "I Believe In You", and then again in 1979 with "Coca-Cola Cowboy", which was put in the Clint Eastwood movie Every Which Way But Loose. Also in 1978, Mel co-hosted a short-lived variety series on ABC television, Mel and Susan Together with model Susan Anton. Other hits around this time included "Send Me Down to Tucson", "Ain't No California", and "I Got the Hoss". In mid-1979, Tillis switched over to another record company once again, this time with Elektra Records. Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by MCA Inc. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame was established by the Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc. ... This article is about the actor/producer/director. ... Every Which Way But Loose is a 1978 U.S. motion picture, released by Warner Brothers, produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Susan Anton (born on October 12, 1950 in Oak Glen, California) is an American actress, best known for her role as Susan Williams in the various Stop Susan Williams!-related television series and television movies. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ...


After signing under Elektra in mid-1979, he continued to make hit songs, like "Blind In Love" and "Lying Time Again", both hits for Tillis in 1979. Up until 1981, Tillis remained on top his game as one of Country music's most successful vocalists of the era. "Your Body Is an Outlaw", went to #3 in 1980, followed by another Top 10 hit, "Steppin' Out". "Southern Rains" was his last No. 1 hit, when it became a hit in 1981. That same year, he dueted with Nancy Sinatra on the Top 30 hit "Texas Cowboy Night". He remained with Elektra until 1982, before switching back over to MCA for a brief period in 1983. That summer, he scored a Top 10 hit with "In The Middle Of The Night" and had his last Top 10 hit with "New Patches" in 1984. By this time however, Tillis built up a financial empire, thanks to investing in music-publishing companies, like Sawgrass and Cedarwood. He also appeared in movies, like The Villain, Love Revival, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, The Cannonball Run, Uphill All the Way, a comedy western in which he starred with fellow country singer Roy Clark, among others. He briefly signed with RCA Records, as well as Mercury Records, and later Curb Records in 1991. By this time, his chart success faded from view. Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... Sawgrass (or saw-grass) is a sedge (not a true grass), belonging to the Genus Cladium. ... Cedarwood may refer to The cedar tree HMCS Cedarwood (AGSC 539), a ship Category: ... For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as... For the 1917 film starring Oliver Hardy, see The Villain (1917 film). ... Cannonball Run was a campy, screwball comedy released in 1981 that starred Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise and Farrah Fawcett-Majors. ... Roy Clark - March 2002 Roy Linwood Clark (born April 15, 1933 in Meherrin, Virginia) is one of the most versatile and well-known country music musicians and performers. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Curb Records is a country record label started by Mike Curb in 1973, after leaving MGM Records. ...


Later Career & Life Today

Since his heyday in the 1970s, Tillis remained a songwriter in the 1980s, writing hits for Ricky Skaggs and Randy Travis respectively. He also wrote his autobiography called Stutterin' Boy, (the title comes from Tillis' infamous speech impediment). He also built a theater in Branson, Missouri, where he performed on a regular basis until 2002. In 1998, he teamed up with Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings and Jerry Reed to form The Old Dogs. The group recorded a double album of songs penned entirely by Shel Silverstein. In July, 1998 Old Dogs Volumes 1 and 2 were released on the Atlantic Records label. A companion video, as well as a Greatest Hits album (comprised of previously released material by each individual artist), were also available. In the 1990s, Tillis' daughter, Pam Tillis became a successful Country music singer in her own right, having hits like "Maybe It Was Memphis" and "Shake the Sugar Tree". In June 1999 ABC news ran a story about Tillis being frustrated by his speech impediment, and stated that he went on to grow in confidence using techniques from stutterfree and, although Tillis has never spoken about this, many did note a small improvement in his problematic articulation about that time. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Cover of the first English edition of 1793 of Benjamin Franklins autobiography. ... Speech disorders are a type of communication disorders where normal speech is disrupted. ... A typical busy night on The Strip (Hwy 76) The Titanic Museum is shaped to look like the real Titanic and is a popular tourist attraction in Branson The Duttons performing their famous song where they all play each others violins at their theater in Branson Missouri Herkimer and Cecil... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Bobby Bare Bobby Bare (born Robert Joseph Bare on April 7, 1935 in Ironton, Ohio) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Waylon Jennings in 1965. ... Jerry Reed Hubbard (born March 20, 1937) is an American country music singer, country guitarist, songwriter, and actor. ... The Old Dogs was a country supergroup, composed of the independently famous Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, and Jerry Reed. ... Sheldon Alan Shel Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, cartoonist, screenwriter and author of childrens books. ... The Old Dogs was a country supergroup, composed of the independently famous Waylon Jennings, Mel Tillis, Bobby Bare, and Jerry Reed. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... Maybe It Was Memphis is a single, released in 1991, by American country music artist Pam Tillis. ... Shake the Sugar Tree is a single recorded by American country music artist Pam Tillis. ...


The Grand Ole Opry inducted Mel Tillis on June 9, 2007, He was inducted into the Opry by his daughter Pam Tillis. Along with being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, on August 7, 2007, it was announced that Tillis along with Ralph Emery and Vince Gill are the newest to be induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Pam Tillis Pam Tillis (born July 24, 1957 in Plant City, Florida) is an American country music singer and actress. ... The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly Saturday night country music radio program broadcast live on WSM radio in Nashville, Tennessee, and televised on Great American Country network. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Walter Ralph Emery (born on March 10, 1933) is a famous country music disk jockey and television host. ... Vince Gill Vince Gill (born April 12, 1957) is an American country music musician, songwriter, and singer. ... This official history of the Country Music Hall of Fame skirts the scandals well-documented by veteran Music Row historian Stacy Harris. ...


Family

  • Mel has 6 children. Mel Tillis Jr. (a successful songwriter), Pam Tillis, Carrie April Tillis, Connie Tillis, Cindy Tillis, and Hannah Tillis.
  • He also has 6 grandchildren. Marshall Howden, Madison Howden, Tanner Westmoreland, Katherine Westmoreland, Phillip Hollingsworth, Ben Asher Mason.
  • Mel has 1 brother Richard (aka Bread Man), and 2 sisters Linda and Imogene.

Discography

Charted Singles

Year Single U.S. Country Singles Album
1958 "The Violet and a Rose" 24 single only
1959 "Finally" 28 single only
1959 "Sawmill" (with Bill Phillips) 27 single only
1960 "Georgia Town Blues" (with Bill Phillips) 24 single only
1965 "Wine" 15 single only
1966 "Stateside" 17 Stateside
1967 "Life Turned Her That Way" 11 Life Turned Her That Way
1968 "Something Special" 17 Something Special
1969 "Who's Julie" 10 Who's Julie
1969 "Old Faithful" 15 Old Faithful
1969 "These Lonely Hands Of Mine" 9 She'll Be Hanging Around Somewhere
1970 "She'll Be Hangin' Around Somewhere" 10 She'll Be Hanging Around Somewhere
1970 "Heart Over Mind" 3 She'll Be Hanging Around Somewhere
1970 "Heaven Everyday" 5 One More Time
1970 "Commercial Affection" 8 Arms of a Fool/Commercial Affection
1971 "Arms of a Fool" 4 Arms of a Fool/Commercial Affection
1971 "Take My Hand" (with Sherry Bryce) 8 Living and Learning
1971 "Living and Learning" (with Sherry Bryce) 9 Living and Learning
1971 "Brand New Mister Me" 8 Very Best of Mel Tillis
1972 "Anything's Better Than Nothing" (with Sherry Bryce) 38 Living and Learning
1972 "I Ain't Never" 1 I Ain't Never
1973 "Neon Rose" 3 I Ain't Never
1973 "Thank You For Being You" 21 Sawmill
1973 "Sawmill" 2 Sawmill
1974 "Midnight Me and the Blues" 2 Stomp Them Grapes
1974 "Stomp Them Grapes" 3 Stomp Them Grapes
1974 "Don't Let Go" (with Sherry Bryce) 11 Let's Go All The Way Tonight
1974 "Let's Go All The Way Tonight" (with Sherry Bryce) 26 Let's Go All The Way Tonight
1974 "Memory Maker" 3 I Ain't Never
1975 "You Are The One" (with Sherry Bryce) 14 Let's Go All The Way Tonight
1975 "Mr. Right and Mrs. Wrong" (with Sherry Bryce) 32 Let's Go All The Way Tonight
1975 "The Best Way I Know How" 7 The Best Way I Know How
1975 "Woman In the Back of My Mind" 4 The Best Way I Know How
1976 "Lookin' For Tomorrows (And Findin' Yesterdays)" 16 M-M-Mel
1976 "Mental Revenge" 15 M-M-Mel
1976 "Love Revival" 11 Love Revival
1976 "Good Woman Blues" 1 Love Revival
1977 "Heart Healer" 1 Heart Healer
1977 "Burning Memories" 9 Heart Healer
1977 "I Got the Hoss" 3 Love's Troubled Waters
1978 "What Did I Promise Her Last Night" 4 Love's Troubled Waters
1978 "I Believe In You" 1 I Believe In You
1978 "Ain't No California" 4 I Believe In You
1979 "Send Me Down to Tucson" 2 Are You Sincere
1979 "Coca-Cola Cowboy" 1 Mr. Entertainer
1979 "Blind In Love" 6 Me and Pepper
1980 "Lying Time Again" 6 Me and Pepper
1980 "Your Body Is An Outlaw" 3 Your Body Is An Outlaw
1980 "Steppin' Out" 9 Your Body Is An Outlaw
1981 "Southern Rains" 1 Southern Rains
1981 "Million Old Goodbyes" 8 Southern Rains
1981 "One Night Fever" 10 Southern Rains
1981 "Texas Cowboy Night" (with Nancy Sinatra) 23 Mel and Nancy
1982 "It's A Long Way To Daytona" 36 It's A Long Way To Daytona
1982 "The One That Got Away" 37 It's A Long Way To Daytona
1982 "Stay A Little Longer" 17 Greatest Hits
1983 "In The Middle Of The Night" 10 After All This Time
1984 "New Patches" 10 New Patches
1985 "You Done Me Wrong" 37 California Road
1988 "You'll Come Back (You Always Do)" 31 single only

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See also: 1973 in country music, 1974 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March – The Grand Ole Opry moves from The Ryman Auditorium, its home of the past 41 years, to the newly constructed... See also: 1973 in country music, 1974 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March – The Grand Ole Opry moves from The Ryman Auditorium, its home of the past 41 years, to the newly constructed... See also: 1973 in country music, 1974 in music, other events of 1974, 1975 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events March – The Grand Ole Opry moves from The Ryman Auditorium, its home of the past 41 years, to the newly constructed... 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See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... See also: 1975 in country music, 1976 in music, other events of 1976, 1977 in country music, 1970s in music and the List of years in Country Music // Events No dates The C.B. craze was sweeping country music, as no less than three No. ... 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See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 25 – At age 84, octogenerian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single... See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 25 – At age 84, octogenerian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single... See also: 1979 in country music, 1980 in music, other events of 1980, 1981 in country music, 1980s in music and the List of years in Country Music // January 25 – At age 84, octogenerian comedian George Burns becomes by far the oldest performer (to that time) to have a single... 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NAME Lonnie Melvin Tillis
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Mel Tillis
SHORT DESCRIPTION Country Music Artist
DATE OF BIRTH August 8, 1932
PLACE OF BIRTH Tampa, Florida, United States of America
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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HuntinBuddies.com (689 words)
In 1976, Mel Tillis was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters International Hall of Fame, and that same year, he was named Country Music Association’s (CMA) Entertainer of the Year.
Mel was the 1998 spokesman and honorary chairman for the Stuttering Foundation of America.
Mel was raised to a 33° Mason at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C., in 1998.
Mel Tillis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (198 words)
Mel Tillis (born Lonnie Melvin Tillis on August 8th, 1932 in Tampa, Florida) is a country music singer/songwriter, and actor.
In addition to his musical talents, Mel Tillis has acted in a number of motion pictures, including The Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit II, as well as making guest appearances on a number of television series.
Tillis is known for a trademark stutter which disappears when he sings.
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