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Mel Tillis

Country music singer and musician

Mel Tillis

Country music singer and musician
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birthday
8th
August, 1932
Death
19th
November, 2017
Birth Place
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Birth Sign
leo
Biography

Lonnie Melvin Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s as part of the outlaw country movement, with a long list of Top 10 hits.
Tillis’ biggest hits include “I Ain’t Never”, “Good Woman Blues”, and “Coca-Cola Cowboy”. On February 13, 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music. He also won the Country Music Association Awards’ most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year. Tillis was a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Country Music Hall of Fame. Additionally, he was known for his stutter, which did not affect his singing voice. His daughter is 1990s country hitmaker Pam Tillis.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Pam Tillis, Nancy Sinatra, Roger Miller, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson, Bill Anderson, Porter Wagoner, Old Dogs, Dude Mowrey, The Strangers

Birth Name

Lonnie Melvin Tillis

Genres

Country, outlaw country

Labels

Columbia, Decca, Kapp, MGM, MCA, Elektra, Radio Records

Occupations

Singer-songwriter

Years Active

1958 2017

Name

Mel Tillis

Nationality

United States of America

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