Mel Tillis, whose fame as a songwriter and performer stretch back over a half-century, will return Saturday, Aug. 2, for an encore performance at the Lumberyard.Â He very much enjoys playing in Roscoe and last year after the show he hung around and signed CDs, guitars and hats and got his picture taken with many fans.
Tillis is a winner of the National Medal of the Arts for his contributions to country music, just one of the many awards he has received over the years.Â He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and the Nashville Song Writers International Hall of Fame.Â He has also been named the Country Music Associationâ€™s Entertainer of the Year, Comedian of the Year six times and Songwriter of the Decade for two decades.
Over the years, he has recorded over sixty albums and had 36 Top Ten singles with nine going to Number One, including, â€śI Ainâ€™t Never,â€ť â€śGood Woman Blues,â€ť â€śCoca Cola Cowboy,â€ť â€śHeart Over Mind,â€ť â€śSend Me Down to Tucson,â€ť â€śI Believe in You,â€ť â€śSouthern Rains,â€ť and many others.
He has also written over a thousand songs, approximately 600 of which have been recorded by major artists.Â These include â€śDetroit City,â€ť â€śRuby, Donâ€™t Take Your Love to Town,â€ť â€śBurning Memories,â€ť â€śThoughts of a Fool,â€ť â€śHoney (Open That Door),â€ť and â€śThe Snakes Crawl at Night.â€ť
A large crowd is expected. For more information or to make reservations, call the Lumberyard at 325-766-2457.
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