Mel Tillis

Mel Tillis

American country music singer and musician (1932-2017)
Country vocalist and songwriter whose amiable honky tonk style made him a consistent hitmaker in the 1970s and '80s.
BornAugust 8, 1932
HometownTampa, Florida, United States of America
Net worth$20 million
Height6'0" (1.83m)
SpouseJulia Ann Edwards (m 1979 - 2017) , Doris Yvonne Duckworth (m 1957 - 1977)
ChildrenPam Tillis
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Mel Tillis, country music star known as 'Stutterin' Boy,' dead at 85

  • Respiratory failure was the suspected cause, but the singer had suffered from intestinal issues since early 2016. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry, Tillis recorded more than 60 albums and penned a string of hits for stars such as Kenny Rogers, George Strait and Ricky Skaggs. Born Lonnie Melvin Tillis in Florida, he became one of the most sought-after Nashville songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s.