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 by Cedarwood Music which he would eventually purchase. Many other notable artists recorded it as well, including Waylon Jennings, Gram Parsons with Flying Burritos, Barbara Mandrell, Johnny Darrell, Linda Ronstadt, and most recently, Jamey Johnson - a protege of Mel's. Mental Revenge peaked at 15th on the Billboard charts May 1, 1976. Mel's daughter, Pam Tillis, released it on her It's All Relative, a tribute album to her Dad.
May 18th, 2018 BACK