Mel Tillis' Life Celebrated In Nashville

A music-filled tribute was held for country legend Mel Tillis earlier this week. Tillis, a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, passed away in November at 85.

In addition to film clips, and speeches about Tillis, the memorial celebration at the Ryman auditorium featured performances by a host of artists, including Pam Tillis, and Steve and Rudy Gatlin, who performed “Come On and Sing,” Collin Raye, who sang “Send Me Down to Tucson, Lorrie Morgan who performed “Strange,” Ricky Skaggs who sang “Honey (Open That Door), and Alison Krauss, who performed “Stick with Me Baby,’ with the a cappella group Street Corner.

Pam ended the celebration with her father’s “Detroit City,” noting “Daddy always closed every show with this,” adding, “It’s been a long morning, but I have loved every second of this.”

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