Mel Tillis (1932-2017)

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Country music singer and songwriter legend Mel Tillis passed away today. I've added his profile and linked profiles of family.

More than just a Coca-Cola Cowboy, RIP
WikiTree profile: Mel Tillis
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Great job Russ, thank you for doing that!!

Mel Tillis was highly respected in Nashville!! In all, the Country Music Hall of Fame member wrote more than 1,000 songs and in 2012 received a National Medal of Arts for bringing "his unique blend of warmth and humor to the great tradition of country music."

He also dabbled in acting, appearing in such feature films as Clint Eastwood's "Every Which Way But Loose," and the Burt Reynolds movies "Cannonball Run I and II" and "Smokey and the Bandit II." He starred in several television movies and briefly had a network TV show, "Mel and Susan Together," with Susan Anton.

In 2007, Tillis became a regular performer on the Grand Ole Opry country music show. (I actually got to see him perform when they honored our Veterans one year).

 

http://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/notable-deaths/article/mel-tillis-1932-2017-country-music-legend

https://www.stripes.com/lifestyle/longtime-country-singer-songwriter-and-military-veteran-mel-tillis-dies-1.498586#.WhH6TUMNOBg.facebook
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