News And Notes
Aug 13

Mel Tillis Celebrates 80th Birthday in Nashville

Charley Pride & Mel Tillis

Charley Pride Joins Mel Tillis Onstage at Honky Tonk Central in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Doug Allard, courtesy of Absolute Publicity.

Mel Tillis celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday, August 8 with a private party held at Honky Tonk Central in downtown Nashville. About 400 of Mel’s closest friends, including daughter Pam Tillis,packed the party to honor the milestone birthday.

Charley Pride, Lorrie Morgan, Bobby Bare, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Alabamas Jeff Cook, Eddie Raven, Jimmy C. Newman, Ira Dean, Meghan Linsey of Steel Magnolia, Bobby Goldsboro, Williams & Ree, Scotty Emerick, comedian Lonnie Shorr, former Dallas Cowboys football coach Barry Switzer, producers Buddy Cannon and Harold Shedd, GAC’s Storme Warren and many more were also in attendance at the music-filled event.

Mel and his band, the Statesiders, provided the music, performing for partygoers. Pam joined her father onstage as did Charley Pride, Jeff Cook and others. Mel is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has recorded more than 60 albums, had 35 Top Ten singles and written more than 1000 songs, 600 of which have been recorded by major artists.


COMMENT POLICY wants to give you, the fans, a voice on our website and to provide the opportunity for you to share your thoughts about this story. We encourage lively interaction and debate on the stories we post, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. Thanks for taking the time to contribute and being respectful to others.

Post a Comment