RIP Mel Tillis | Country Music Legends | Live at Church Street Station
Mel Tillis singing some of his greatest hits live at Church Street Station at the Cheyenne Saloon in Orlando, Florida. ⬇️
1:11 - Stay a Little Longer
3:34 - Good Woman Blues
4:59 - I Got the Hoss
6:56 - Burning Memories
8:59 - Send Me Down to Tuscon
11:02 - Rose of El Paso
14:50 - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
17:55 - I Believe in You
20:29 - In the Middle of the Night
25:55 - Detroit City
Lonnie Melvin Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Tillis' biggest hits include "I Ain't Never", "Good Woman Blues", and "Coca-Cola Cowboy".
In 1976, he was awarded Entertainer of the Year at Country Music Association Awards' before being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame later that year. In 2012 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music by President Barack Obama.
Tillis achieved chart-topping success with more than three dozen Top 10 hits and recorded more than 60 albums throughout his career. This included Top 10 country hits, "These Lonely Hands of Mine" and "She'll Be Hanging Around Somewhere" and a Top 5 with "Heart Over Mind", which peaked at No. 3 on the Hot Country Songs list in 1970.
In 1972, Tillis achieved his first chart-topper with his version of his song "I Ain't Never" originally sung by Webb Pierce. Tills achieved most of his success under MGM Records with records such as "Heaven Everyday" (1970), "Commercial Affection" (1970), "Arms of a Fool" (1970), "Take My Hand" (a duet with Sherry Bryce in 1971), and "Brand New Mister Me" (1971). His biggest success with MCA Records started with a pair No. 1 hits in 1976, "Good Woman Blues" and "Heart Healer". In addition to the close No. 1, "Neon Rose" reaching No. 3 and "Sawmill", which reached No. 2 on the US Country Chart. Other hits Tillis had on MGM include "Stomp Them Grapes" (1974), "Memory Maker" (1974), "Woman in the Back of My Mind" (1975), and his version of "Mental Revenge" (1976). He achieved another No. 1 in 1978 with "I Believe In You" and once more in 1979 with "Coca-Cola Cowboy".
Before Mel found fame he worked for the United States Air Force, end even spent time working on the railroad. He also dabbled in the film industry, appearing in W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975), The Villain (1979), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), and The Cannonball Run (1981).
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