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A Word From Daughter Carrie on Dad's Birthday
Thinking about Dad on his birthday in a memory that continues to have a big impact on me..... I think I was about 9 and we were on vacation which was unusual. Most trips revolved around a show. But, this time I remember walking out from a very nice hotel - I’m thinking in West Palm Beach. Of c ...August 08th, 2020 Read More
Linda Ronstadt's Version of Mental Revenge
July 15, 2020 - the unique stylist Linda Ronstadt, born this day in 1946, found a classic Mel Tillis penned song, Mental Revenge, to wrap her vocal chords around and make it all her own. Popconorg called her 1970 album SILK PURSE, a remarkably traditional album. So in some sense, you could say ...July 15th, 2020 Read More
Top Mel Tillis Songs of All Time.....
May 18, 2020 Wide Open Country recently named what they believe to be the TOP MEL TILLIS PENNED SONGS of all time. Though fans may disagree, this is a very good list to start.May 18th, 2020 Read More
Remembering Mel Today...One Year Passed, Pam Shares....
Today, November 19, 2018 marks a year since our Dad passed. 6 children, 6 grandchildren, one grandbaby. One living sister and many, many cousins, One former partner, and ex-wife and various old loves…….. band mates, the road family... including many admiring former Statesiders, so very many frien ...November 19th, 2018 Read More
Sawmill ...a November Classic Hit for Mel
Mel's hit, Sawmill, peaked at Number 2 on the Billboard Country Charts, November 10, 1973. Written by Mel and Horace Whatley in 1959 and first released that year by Mel and Bill Phillips, the song depicts the life of a working man, working to fulfill the monetary needs of his woman. It was later ...November 08th, 2018 Read More