Orpheum Theatre presents
Buy Tickets Thursday, October 31st - 08:00 PM
Reserved Ticket Pricing:
$75 Orchestra Rows A & B, $55 Orchestra Rows C-W, $45 Lower Balcony, $39 Upper Balcony
Country music legend, Mel Tillis, started performing in the early ‚Äė50‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúI‚Äôm Tired‚ÄĚ, and it launched Mel‚Äôs musical career.¬†
Mel has recorded more than 60 albums. He has had thirty-six Top Ten singles, with nine of them going to Number One – ‚ÄúGood Woman Blues,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúCoca Cola Cowboy,‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSouthern Rain‚ÄĚ to mention a few.
In 1993, he recorded his first gospel album. This album is entitled ‚ÄúBeyond the Sunset‚ÄĚ.
One of Mel‚Äôs recent recordings is the ‚ÄúOld Dogs‚ÄĚ album with Bobby Bare, Waylon Jennings, and Jerry Reed. It was released in July of 1998, and received a nomination for the 1999 Vocal Event of the Year by the Country Music Association.
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.
He has appeared on such television shows as 20/20, The Tonight Show, The 700 Club, Prime Time Country, 60 Minutes, Crook & Chase, David Letterman, and he has served as host for Music City News Awards and Music City Tonight.