Pam Tillis Remembers Father Mel Tillis On Anniversary Of His Death

Pam Tillis Remembers Father Mel Tillis On Anniversary Of His Death | Classic Country Music | Legendary Stories and Songs Videos

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Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Passed Away Six Years Ago On November 19, 2017

Mel Tillis was the true definition of a legend. Over his nearly 60-year career, Mel released numerous hit singles, including iconic tunes such as “I Ain’t Never”, “Good Woman Blues”, and “Coca-Cola Cowboy.”

Mel was also a prolific songwriter. As just one example, he wrote the song “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town,” which was recorded by George Jones, Kenny Rogers, and others.

Mel was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Additionally, he received the National Medal of Arts in 2012.

Sadly, Mel suffered from poor health in the last year of his life. He passed away on November 19, 2017 at the age of 85.

A portrait of Mel Tillis, the father of Pam Tillis
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Mel Tillis’ Daughter Pam Tillis Pays Tribute On The Sixth Anniversary Of His Passing

Mel’s legacy lives on through his six children, including his daughter, Pam Tillis. Pam is a successful country artist herself, known for hit songs such as “Maybe It Was Memphis” and “Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life).”

This year (2023) marked the sixth anniversary of Mel’s death. Pam paid tribute to her father in a post on social media, writing:

“Today I’m out on the road just like the day I found out he had passed. I find myself musing about how I’m still traveling a path he inspired me to set foot on long ago. I’m thinking about how much I miss singing with him, and how much I learned from him. Also about how when you lose both parents it’s easy to feel a bit like an orphan, a little more exposed to the  hard edge of this world. Thank you so much to all the Mel Tillis fans remembering him and sending love to the family.”

Pam shared her tribute alongside a sweet photo of her and Mel, which you can see below. Our hearts go out to Pam and her family as they honor and remember Mel during this time of year…and all the time.

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