Mel's 90th Birthday Remembered

Mel's 90th Birthday Remembered


Friends and Family, 

Mel's 90th birthday was celebrated in grand style as his grandson, Marshall Howden pulled together a cast of Branson's best loved entertainers to celebrate Mel and the Statesiders.  The event featured some of Mel's greatest hits performed by a bevy of talented entertainers, many uniquely connected to Mel in some way. Mel Tillis Jr. kicked off the evening with a rendition of two of Mel's biggest hits.  Stories and songs carried us along as we remembered Mel.  A special moment included a memoriam video for those who have passed from the Statesider Band. Marshall kicked off the event by introducing the band, led by long time band leader Jim Garstang. Backing him up on the fiddle was another Statesider Mark Pearman. The fabulous and lovely Stutterettes Tammy Carter and Tonya Wainscott backed up the guest artists and later shared memorable moments with Mel. Read more about the evening! 

As with the rest of the world, the last 5 years have been full stop crazy...but we are managing to gather collectively and consider how Dad's legacy can best be served. We are working on some exciting events here in Nashville, Branson and Florida. Watch for details! 

To that end, we are working on a new website, new YouTube Channel in conjunction with our legacy team, forming now! Follow us on FACEBOOK under Mel Tillis Music and Legacy. 

Thanks for your patience as we rollout a new look with new features and updates for Mel Tillis friends, family and fans! 



August 18th, 2022 BACK