MEL TILLIS RECOVERING IN NASHVILLE FOLLOWING HEART SURGERY

MEL TILLIS RECOVERING IN NASHVILLE FOLLOWING HEART SURGERY
Nashville, Tenn. (March 10, 2014) – Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville following heart surgery.
 
Today, Tillis’ daughter Pam Tillis released the following statement on the health status of the music legend:
 
“Over
the weekend, Daddy required a routine heart procedure.  He’s doing
fantastic and is expected to make a full recovery.  In typical Mel
Tillis fashion, he’s already cutting up and cracking jokes with the
nurses.  Your thoughts and prayers are appreciated.”
 
Fans are encouraged to visit www.meltillis.com for updates on Tillis and upcoming tour dates.
 
About Mel Tillis

Throughout
his monstrous career, Mel Tillis has recorded more than 60 albums, has
had 35 Top Ten singles, was named the Country Music Association’s
coveted Entertainer of the Year, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and
holds country music’s highest honor as a member of the Country Music
Hall of Fame.  He has written over 1,000 songs, 600 of which have been
recorded by major artists including Kenny Rogers (“Ruby, Don’t You Take
Your Love To Town”), George Strait (“Thoughts Of A Fool”), and Ricky
Skaggs (“Honey, Open That Door”).  Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) named
Tillis Songwriter of the Decade for two decades.  In February of 2012
President Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts.

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