Mel Tillis Tickets for Sale

Tillis stutters but it disappears when he sings. He was inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. He also won the comedian of the year for six years in the 70s. In 1980s he sang in Whataburger television advertisements and was also the spokesman of the company.

Jerry Reed, Bobby Bare and Waylon Jennings are the other members of the musical group 'Old Dogs', formed by Tillis in 1988. He has been working in the music/entertainment business for over 45 years, and has performed allover the United States , Canada, England and other countries. Apart from writing and singing he has also appeared on shows like 20/20, The Tonight Show, The 700 Club, Prime Time Country, 60 Minutes, Crook & Chase, David Letterman, and has hosted Music City News Awards and Music City Tonight.

He has harassed, with humorous skit, the host of fishing television series, 'Bill Dance Outdoors', until he relents and takes him fishing for Carp.

2007 Tour Dates
April 21st : Wisconsin Dells, WI Crystal Grand Music Theater
April 24th: Branson, MO Tri-Lakes Center
June 8th: Nashville, TN Nashville Palace
June 9th: Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry
June 16th : Franklin, KY Bluegrass Music Hall & Campground
June 22nd : Thackerville, OK WinStar Casino
July 13 : Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino
July 21st : Forsyth, MT Rosebud County Fair
August 5th: Camrose, ALB, Canada
August 18th: Wyoming, RI Washington County Fair
August 19th: Webster, MA Indian Ranch
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Mel Tillis, country music singer and songwriter, before creating a niche in the music world, worked as a baker in the United States Air Force. Even while working with the Air Force, he started performing with 'The Westerners'. He was born on August 8, 1932 in Tampa Florida, and raised up in Pahokee, Florida.

Webb Pierce recorded a song, written by Mel entitled 'I'm Tired', in 1956, and it became the turning point in Mel's musical career. The years between 1958 to 1988 saw nearly six dozen country hits from Tillis.

'I Ain't Never' is his biggest country hit. In 1976 the Country Music Association, honored him as 'Entertainer of the Year'. He left a mark in the field of song writing too. His song 'Detroit City,' for Bobby Bare was number one on the U.S. country charts. It has since been covered by a number of other artists. Kenny Rogers hit 'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town' was also written by Tillis.
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