Country Music Star Mel Tillis Dead At 85


@PamTillis (Twitter)

One of the legends of country music has died.  Mel Tillis passed away today after a long illness.  He was 85.

Mel’s career spanned 6 decades and recorded over 60 albums, including dozens of top 10 singles.

Tillis was named The Country Music Association entertainer of the year in 1976.

Mel is survived by 6 children, including country singer Pam Tillis, 6 grandchildren, a great grandson, and partner Kathy DeMonaco.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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