Tuesday, January 30, 2018
650 AM WSM TO BROADCAST MEL TILLIS' MEMORIAL SERVICE LIVE FROM NASHVILLE'S RYMAN AUDITORIUM
Legendary country radio station 650 AM WSM will broadcast the public memorial service for the late Mel Tillis live from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium this Wednesday, January 31 at 10:00 a.m. CT. The broadcast will also be available for listening on the web via WSMonline.com, as well as the station's mobile app.
Tillis' family, friends, fans, and music industry colleagues will gather at the Ryman tomorrow morning to honor the life and career of the Country Music Hall of Famer.
A slew of country stars will perform some of Tillis' most memorable career songs. Those scheduled to take the stage include Ricky Skaggs, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Alison Krauss with the Street Corner Symphony, Jamey Johnson, Collin Raye, Daryle Singletary, Lorrie Morgan, Ira Dean, Pam Tillis, Sonny Tillis, and Carrie April Tillis.
Tillis' band, The Statesiders, will accompany select performances and former "Nashville Now" host Ralph Emery will emcee.
The event is free and open to the public.
Following a lengthy struggle to regain his health, country music legend Mel Tillis passed away on November 19, 2017, at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida. Tillis battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered. He was 85.