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Nickname: Mel Tills, Lonnie Melvin Tillis, M-m-m-mel Tillis, Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis
Profession: Singer-songwriter, Actor
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1932-08-08
Place of Birth: Dover
Mel Tillis net worth: Mel Tillis is an American country music singer who has a net worth of $20 million dollars. Mel Tillis was born in Dover, Florida, and began playing the drums and the guitar when he was a child. He had a stutter, due to complications from malaria, which disappeared when he sang. He went on to join the United States Air Force. While serving in Okinawa, he formed his own band called, The Westerners. After completing his service, he relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, and began writing and performing music. He scored a #3 hit, almost immediately, with his song, "I'm Tired", performed by Webb Pierce. He went on to write multiple hits for other artists, and eventually signed his own contract with Columbia Records. Over the course of the next 30 years, he recorded multiple hits, and continued writing popular tracks for other artists. He has won the Country Music Association "Entertainer of the Year Award", and a National Medal of the Arts, among many other honors. He continues to perform to this day.
Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis (born August 8, 1932) is an American country music singer. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s, with a long list of Top 10 hits.
Tillis's biggest hits include "I Ain't Never", "Good Woman Blues", and "Coca-Cola Cowboy". On February 13, 2012 President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts For his contributions to country music. He also has won the CMA Awards' most coveted award, Entertainer of the Year. He is also known for his speech impediment, which does not affect his singing voice. His daughter is country music singer Pam Tillis.

Tillis was born in Dover, Florida in 1932. His stutter developed during his childhood, a result of a bout with malaria. As a child, Tillis learned the drums as well as guitar. At age 16, he won a local talent show, and soon joined the United States Air Force and worked for the railroad. When young Tillis was stationed in Okinawa, he formed a band called The Westerners, which played at local nightclubs. Tillis attended the University of Florida.
After leaving the military in 1955, Tillis worked a number of odd jobs, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee the following year. Tillis wrote "I'm Tired", a No. 3 country hit for Webb Pierce in 1957. Other Tillis hits include "Honky Tonk Song" and "Tupelo County Jail". Ray Price and Brenda Lee also charted hits with Tillis's material around this time. In the late 1950s, after becoming a hit-making songwriter, he signed his own contract with Columbia Records. In 1958, he had his first Top 40 hit, "The Violet and a Rose", followed by the Top 25 hit "Sawmill".
Although Tillis charted on his own Billboard's Hot Country Songs list, he had more success as a songwriter. He continued to be Webb Pierce's songwriter. He wrote the hits "I Ain't Never" (Tillis's own future hit) and "Crazy, Wild Desire". Bobby Bare, Tom Jones ("Detroit City"), Wanda Jackson, and Stonewall Jackson also covered hi

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Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis is recovering from colon surgery, his rep Don Murry Grubbs confirmed to The Tennessean. Grubbs said reports indicating Tillis is in frail health that circulated Friday are overstated. Tillis, 83, had surgery at ...
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Country music star Mel Tillis is “very ill” according to fellow musicians The Oak Ridge Boys, who were set to perform alongside Tillis on the Country Music Cruise, which departs on Saturday from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Various media reports claimed ...
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I’m going to figure this out. Because I didn’t grow up listening to it. There isn’t an opera house in Paris, Texas—I grew up listening to Mel Tillis and gospel music. I knew I had to work really hard to make this work out.” Morris, who refers to ...
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