A memorial service for Mel Tillis will be held at the Ryman Auditorium at 10 a.m. on January 31st. Mel passed away last November after a career that spanned six-decades. Mel was inducted into both the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Country Music Hall of Fame.
A number of artists are slated to perform at the memorial including Brenda Lee, Alison Krauss with Street Corner Symphony, Jamey Johnson, Ricky Skaggs, Collin Raye, Daryle Singletary, Lorrie Morgan, Ira Dean, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Pam Tillis, Sonny Tillis and Carrie April Tillis. And Tillis’ band, The Statesiders will accompany some of the performances.
The memorial is open to the public and free.