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May Chart Toppers

  Thinking back .....two of Mel's biggest hits were released in the month of May.  Life Turned Her That Way - written by Harlan Howard, performed by Mel, peaked at #11, May 13, 1967.  Ricky Van Shelton later released it as well. Mel's own, Mental Revenge, was first released in 1966 and published ...

May 18th, 2018 Read More

Heart Over Mind - Kyle Young Remembers Mel Tillis

Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame shared this touching and insightful tribute on January 31, 2018.    "Stuttering is when rhythm is interrupted by repetition. It’s a kind of habit, and it’s tough to break.   Stuttering is when a pause exists between what we want to say or do, and ...

February 20th, 2018 Read More
Gary Church - Rest In Peace

Gary Church - Rest In Peace

Gary Church former member of the Statesider band passed away February 19, 2018 from injuries sustained in a car wreck. Gary was an accomplished musician playing trumpet and trombone for Mel for several years along with Merle Haggard, previously.  Gary is remembered for his wit and loving spirit. ...

February 20th, 2018 Read More

January 31st Memorial Planned - Celebration of Mel's Life and Music To Be Held

  Nashville, Tn - December 30, 2017.   A celebration of Mel's life and music is planned for Wednesday, January 31st at the Ryman Auditorium from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.   The memorial will be both a time of spiritual reflection on his life, with special speakers on hand and a time to celebrate his m ...

December 30th, 2017 Read More

To Mel's Fans and Friends - A special thank you

A statement from Mel's family on his passing -    As many of you know, our father passed November 19, 2017.  He had suffered from a prolonged illness over the last 22 months. Though he was not able to return to the road, to the music he loved and the path God carved for him - your love and suppor ...

December 20th, 2017 Read More