COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND MEL TILLIS PASSES

Nashville, Tenn. (November 19, 2017) — Following a lengthy struggle to regain his health, country music legend MelTillis passed away early this morning at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. Tillis battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered. The suspected cause of death is respiratory failure. Tillis was 85.
The Country Music Hall of Famer leaves behind six children (Pam Tillis, Connie Tillis, Cindy Shorey, Sonny Tillis, Carrie April Tillis, and Hannah Puryear), six grandchildren, a great grandson, a sister (Linda Crosby) and brother (Richard Tillis), the mother of five of his children (Doris Tillis), his longtime partner (Kathy DeMonaco), and many lifelong friends and fans around the world.
The Tillis family asks for your prayers and will soon release more information regarding funeral services in Florida and Nashville.
Lonnie Melvin Tillis was born in Tampa, Florida on August 8, 1932. Throughout his 60+ year career, the Grand Ole Opry member recorded more than 60 albums, had 35 Top Ten singles, six #1 hits (“I Ain’t Never,” “Coca-Cola Cowboy,” “Southern Rains,” “Good Woman Blues,” “Heart Healer,” and “I Believe In You”), was named the Country Music Association’s coveted Entertainer of the Year, and was elected a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He wrote 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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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Joins 2018 Country USA & Country Fests

 

Nashville, TN – November 13, 2017 – One of American roots music’s true architects, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is slated to take part in two of the heartland’s most iconic festivals in 2018: Cadot, Wisconsin’s Country Fest and Oshkosh, Wisconsin’s Country USA.

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SHENANDOAH EXTENDS 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR INTO 2018

Legendary Country Group Announces First Round of Concert Dates for 2018 Tour Schedule 

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Paisely, Underwood Poke Fun at Pres. Trump at CMAs

Country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood took the stage at the CMAs yesterday to have a little fun with the President’s Twitter habit.

 

Prior to launching into the parody, Paisley told Underwood about a list of other possible songs, including “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders,” and “Stand by Your Manafort,” referring to Bernie Sanders and Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

BELLAMY BROTHERS ADD SOUTH AFRICA, NAMIBIA AND SRI LANKA TO WORLD TOUR AND ANNOUNCE 2018 DATES

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Bellamy Brothers will perform in South Africa, Namibia and Sri Lanka as the international icons add dates to their current world tour. They return to South Africa and Sri Lanka for the second visit during their 40+ year career. The tour, which is appropriately titled the “Let Your Love Flow Tour” after their first worldwide hit, will take place over the U.S. Thanksgiving holidays.

The Bellamy Brothers are adding five stops which will include their first concerts for the fans in Windhoek, Namibia as well as a visit to South Africa for a show in Cape Town and two performances in Johannesburg. The final tour stop will take them back to Colombo, Sri Lanka where they performed for the first time in 2014.

2017 EXTENDED WORLD TOUR DATES:
Nov. 24 Independence Stadium – Windhoek, Namibia
Nov. 25 Cape Town Stadium – Cape Town, South Africa
Nov 26 Carnival City Casino, Big Top Arena – Brakpan, Gauteng, South Africa
Nov 29 Mosaic Teatro (Theater) – West Rand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Dec 02 Bandaranaike Memorial Intl. Conference Hall – Colombo, Sri Lanka

While the duo continues to globe trek and wow audiences all around the world, their hit song, “Let Your Love Flow” is being featured in movie theaters all across America in Tom Cruise’s latest critically acclaimed film, “American Made.”

In 2018, the duo is also gearing up for the release of their autobiography “Let Your Love Flow – The Life and Times of The Bellamy Brothers.”

To keep up with this on-the-move duo, you can follow the Bellamy Brothers on TwitterFacebookInstagram or visitbellamybrothers.com.

Ray Stevens Sings Jerry Reed at Country Music Ball; Alan Jackson Inducted to Hall of Fame

On Sunday night, October 22, country and comedy music singer Ray Stevens honored his legendary friend Jerry Reed at an annual Country Music Hall of Fame ball in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Stevens, known for his hits “The Streak” and “Everything Is Beautiful”, sang Reed’s classic, ‘When You’re Hot, You’re Hot’.
At the ceremony, Alan Jackson and Don Schlitz were also inducted into the 2017 class.
Video Courtesy: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Facebook Page

Country Legend Leroy Van Dyke To Perform On Grand Ole Opry’s Opry Country Classics October 19

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Award-winning country music hit-maker Leroy Van Dyke, who was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 20, 1962, is set to mark the anniversary of that accomplishment with an appearance on the Opry’s Thursday night show Opry Country Classicsat the Ryman Auditorium Thursday, October 19.

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Gene Watson to Release New Gospel Album

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CHARLEY PRIDE SET TO PERFORM ON “THE VIEW” OCTOBER 12

CHARLEY PRIDE SET TO PERFORM ON “THE VIEW” OCTOBER 12

The Country Legend Helps Whoopi Goldberg Celebrate Her 10 Year Anniversary On Award-Winning Daytime Talk Show

GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends‘ Honoring Charley Pride, Shirley Caesar, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone And More To Air On PBS Friday, October 13

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COUNTRY REWIND RECORDS RELEASE TIMELESS, A COLLECTION OF CONWAY TWITTY HITS AND HIDDEN RECORDINGS

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fans of the late Country Music Hall of Fame member, Conway Twitty, can now purchase TIMELESS, a collection of never-before released songs from one of America’s most beloved musical performers of all-time.The album is available onConwayTwitty.com and can be downloaded through all major digital retail outlets.

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