Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis dies at 85

20 Ноября, 2017, 02:06 | Author: Greg Santos
  • Mel Tillis Country Music Hall of Famer

Tillis, a father of six who endeared fans with his stammer and self-deprecating charm, recorded more than 60 albums, scored 35 top 10 singles, and saw 600 of his songs recorded by major artists during a career spanning six decades. Over the course of his long career, he wrote more than 1,000 songs, recorded more than 60 albums, had almost three dozen top-10 singles, and pegged six No. 1 hits, including "Coca-Cola Cowboy", "I Ain't Never", and "I Believe in You". He was also a member of the Grand Ole Opry and a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee.

In a press release from Absolute Publicity, Tillis' publicist Don Murry Grubbs confirmed that Tillis died at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida after battling an intestinal issue since 2016. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure.

Tillis also had something of an acting career, with small roles in a number of films such as "The Cannonball Run" and "Smokey and the Bandit II". Later that year, he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He starred in several television movies and briefly had a network TV show, "Mel and Susan Together", with Susan Anton.

Born Lonnie Melvin Tillis in Tampa, Florida in 1932, Tillis caught malaria as a child, leaving him with a speech impediment for which he was mocked in his youth but which he embraced as an adult, incorporating it into his performances for comic effect.

Читайте также: Twitter to remove blue tick for specified accounts

Tillis got his musical start in the 1950s performing with an Air Force band while stationed in Okinawa. He turned his lament into "I'm exhausted", which became a hit for Webb Pierce.

Country music icon Mel Tillis has died at age 85.

"I'm just so thankful, for everything", he said when he was inducted. His family plans to announce funeral arrangements in Nashville and Florida soon.

He was awarded the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music by President Obama in 2012.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:

  • Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

    Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

    Moody's Investors Service on Friday upgraded India's sovereign rating after a gap of 13 years. The second quarter's numbers would be out by the end of this month.
    USA  to lift ban on elephant hunting trophy imports

    USA to lift ban on elephant hunting trophy imports

    African elephant populations dropped by some 30 percent between 2007 and 2014, according to a report past year . Photos posted in 2012 by the website Gothamist show Donald Jr. holding an elephant tail.
    Keystone pipeline in South Dakota shut down after leak detected

    Keystone pipeline in South Dakota shut down after leak detected

    Amherst is about 200 miles north of Sioux Falls, S.D., and about 25 miles from the state's border with North Dakota. In 2010, the first year it was in use, there were 35 Keystone leaks in the United States and Canada .
  • Kellyanne Conway: Trump Reacted to Franken But Not 'Old' Roy Moore Story

    Kellyanne Conway: Trump Reacted to Franken But Not 'Old' Roy Moore Story

    At this point, Bill Maher is ready for his break between seasons, and said as much on last night's Season 15 finale of Real Time . Al Franken , the Minnesota Democrat who was accused earlier in the day of groping and sexual hectoring during a 2006 USO tour.
    Danica finishing career in the Indy 500 is fitting, says IMS president

    Danica finishing career in the Indy 500 is fitting, says IMS president

    On Friday afternoon, Patrick announced she will be retiring next year after competing in the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. However, she couldn't shake the idea of ending it back at one of the races that catapulted her to fame: the Indianapolis 500.
    Bills' Nathan Peterman to start at QB against Chargers

    Bills' Nathan Peterman to start at QB against Chargers

    Instead, Buffalo will be starting rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman , who was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft . The Bills announced Wednesday that they'd be benching Taylor for rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman this Sunday.
  • Dogs could increase owner's lifespan

    Dogs could increase owner's lifespan

    Rachel Bond, Associate Director of Women's Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, who was not involved in the research.
    The Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) Receives Buy Rating from Mizuho

    The Abercrombie & Fitch Company (ANF) Receives Buy Rating from Mizuho

    More than 9 shares have been traded. (NYSE: ANF ) has declined 47.82% since November 16, 2016 and is downtrending. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. shares rose $2.97 (+23.67%) in premarket trading Friday following the report.
    Striking faculty reject colleges' contract offer

    Striking faculty reject colleges' contract offer

    Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews estimated Ontario's 24 colleges have saved about $5 million so far. The strike has forced hundreds of thousands of students out of class since October 16.
  • Apple's HomePod speaker isn't coming out this year

    Apple's HomePod speaker isn't coming out this year

    All that being said "early 2018" is also quite the vague target date; hopefully we won't have to wait beyond January or February. A prototype Apple HomePod is seen during the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, U.S.
    Tesla Reveals Electric Semi-Truck, New Roadster Sports Car

    Tesla Reveals Electric Semi-Truck, New Roadster Sports Car

    The four-seat convertible will also do the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds, which would be another record for a production auto . Inside the truck's cabin - tall enough for a driver to stand upright - there are two large touchscreen interfaces.
    Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes' - pope

    Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes' - pope

    The federal government has announced it is working with the United Kingdom on a global alliance to give the fossil fuel the boot. She hopes they can pressure the largest coal polluters in the world, like China and India , to sign on.


Popular

George Clooney returning to TV with adaptation of 'Catch-22'
The film is set in Italy during WWII and tells the story of a U.S. George Clooney is returning to television. Clooney and Heslov are repped by CAA.

Baltimore homicide detective dies after being shot while on-duty
Detective Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran, was 43 and married with five children who ranged in age from 14 to 24. Baltimore Police will be wearing black bands across their badges to honor Detective Suiter.

Manushi Chhillar from Haryana, India won the title after 17 years
She has studied at St Thomas School in New Delhi and Bhagat Phool Singh Government Medical College for Women in Sonepat. Her entire family, including her brother and sister, were present at the pageant. "Super proud! Jai Hind".

Six terrorists including Lakhvi's nephew killed in J&K's Bandipora encounter
An army jawan and a militant were killed in an encounter in Kulgam district on 14 November. Owaid is the third man from the Lakhvi family to be killed in Kashmir.

The NFL is not backing down from Jerry Jones' threats
Jones' actions are "detrimental to the league's best interests", the owners wrote in the letter. "With due respect, we urge Mr. Jones to circulate to the full ownership a three-month-old document from a consultant to the Committee - a document that Mr.

United Kingdom agency investigates mid-air collision with casualties
Four people have died following a mid-air collision involving a light aircraft and a helicopter in Buckinghamshire. Emergency services are now at the scene near the village of Waddesdon, which is home to Waddesdon Manor.

Here are the top 10 tables the most expensive sold at auction
The auction house hosted public viewings of the painting for more than 27,000 people in cities around the world before the sale. Alex Rotter, Christie's co-chairman, was the man who set the winning bid for the client on the phone.

Trump mocked for drinking water with both hands mid-speech
After opening it with some apparent difficulty, he took a quick, awkward drink and continue on with his speech. Sure, its amusing to make fun of Donald sipping on water like Marco Rubio .

Court gives go-ahead for minimum alcohol price in Scotland
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA ) said it accepted the decision, despite its five-year legal battle to prevent the changes. Karen Betts, SWA chief executive, said: "We accept the Supreme Court's ruling on MUP of alcohol in Scotland".

Kim Kardashian Says Crystals Helped Her Recover From Her Paris Robbery
Kim Kardashian's entire life was changed after she was robbed at gunpoint in her Paris hotel room back in October 2016. We're told if Kim's fragrance sells like her makeup line.it could haul in more than $14 million in minutes.

Tendencies