Mel Tellis Jr.
Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Mel Tillis, Jr. proudly carries on the musical tradition set forth by his father, Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis. As a songwriter, Mel Jr. has had songs recorded by Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, Billy Currington, Ricky Skaggs, Chris LeDoux, Gene Watson, Suzy Boguss, Ty Herndon and Clinton Gregory. Mel Jr. received BMI honors as cowriter of Jamie Oneal’s #1 Grammy nominated hit single “When I Think About Angels.” As a performer, Mel Jr’s mission is to not only pay tribute to his legendary father, but to give real country music fans what they’ve been missing, and what they’ve been looking for – true-to-life stories fitted with expertly crafted melodies.
Music fans enjoyed many country hits from Tillis throughout his career, including “I Ain’t Never,” “I Believe In You,” “Sawmill,” “These Lonely Hands of Mine,” “Lyin’ Time Again,” “Good Woman Blues,” as well as “Send Me Down to Tucson” and “Coca Cola Cowboy,” hits that were featured in the Clint Eastwood film, “Every Which Way But Loose.” Tillis also enjoyed his share of accolades in the industry, including Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, and the Academy of Country Music’s coveted Cliffie Stone Icon Award.