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Mel Tillis

Country music legend, Mel Tillis, started performing in the early '50's with a group called The Westerners while serving as a baker in the United States Air Force, stationed in Okinawa. In 1956, Webb Pierce recorded a song written by Mel entitled "I'm Tired", and it launched Mel's musical career.

In 1976, Mel Tillis was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters International Hall of Fame, and that same year, he was named Country Music Association's (CMA) Entertainer of the Year. Also, for six years in the 70's, Mel Tillis won Comedian of the Year.

Mel has written well over 1,000 songs, and approximately 600 have been recorded by major artists. He has recorded more than 60 albums. He has had thirty-six Top Ten singles, with nine of them going to Number One - "Good Woman Blues," "Coca Cola Cowboy," and "Southern Rain" to mention a few.

Mel Tillis has been in the music/entertainment business now for 50 plus years. He and his band, the Statesiders, have worked concerts all over the 50 states, Canada, England, and other countries.

Mel has appeared in numerous feature films including "Every Which Way But Loose" with Clint Eastwood, "W.W. & The Dixie Dancekings," "Cannonball Run I and II," "Smokey and the Bandit II with Burt Reynolds, and the lead role with Roy Clark in "Uphill All The Way."
He has starred in several television movies as well including "Murder in Music City" and "A Country Christmas Carol."

Mel Tillis has also been the spokesman for and done numerous commercials over his career for companies such as Badcock Furniture, Fina Oil Co., Whataburger.

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