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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Top Stories

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.

MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Uphill All the Way
Uphill All the Way
PG
1h 26min
1975
Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Most Wonderful Time of the Year
2015
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country
Bandit: Bandit Goes Country
1h 36min
1994
Country Music Legends
Country Music Legends

Albums

Walk On, Boy: The Early Years
Walk On, Boy: The Early Years
2012
Great Mel Tillis Sings Walk on Boy and Other Great Country Hits
Great Mel Tillis Sings Walk on Boy and Other Great Country Hits
1994
Greatest Hits [Curb]
Greatest Hits [Curb]
1991
It's a Long Way to Daytona
It's a Long Way to Daytona
1982
Southern Rain
Southern Rain
1981
Your Body Is an Outlaw
Your Body Is an Outlaw
1980
Me and Pepper
Me and Pepper
1980
Sawmill
Sawmill
1973