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").
The country legend died of suspected respiratory failure at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida, publicist Don Murry Grubbs said in a statement.
Billed solo or with his band, the Statesiders, Tillis had six No. 1 country singles, including "Coca-Cola Cowboy", which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1978 Clint Eastwood movie, "Every Which Way but Loose".
The singer-songwriter had written over 60 albums through his career, having over 10 top 10 singles throughout his career.
Apple Delays HomePod Speaker Until Early 2018
Although Siri was early to the voice assistant party, the company is late to the smart speaker trend. HomePod is created to work with an Apple Music subscription and iPhone 5s and above running iOS 11 .
Born Lonnie Melvin Tillis in Tampa, Florida in 1932, Tillis caught malaria as a child, leaving him with a speech impediment for which he was mocked in his youth but which he embraced as an adult, incorporating it into his performances for comic effect.
Tillis went on to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1976 and later that year was welcomed into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Tillis had undergone colon surgery in January 2016 and canceled a scheduled trip on the Country Music Cruise. Mel Tillis always put on a show.... He joined the US Air Force to serve in the Korean War and was stationed in Okinawa, where he spent his time cooking and singing on Armed Forces Radio.
"I'm just so thankful, for everything", he said when he was inducted.
The Tillis family asks for your prayers and will soon release more information regarding funeral services in Florida and Nashville. President Barack Obama bestowed the National Medal of Arts award upon Tillis in 2012.
U.S. oil production has already increased by more than 14% since mid-2016 to 9.62 million bpd and is expected to grow further. Crude stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub fell by 1.5 million barrels, EIA said.
In a quick response to Aoun, Hariri tweeted that he was fine and will return to Lebanon as promised. "You'll see", he wrote. Lebanon has been buffeted for decades by conflicts between bigger players in the region such as Iran and Syria.
Inc., with single-day sales volumes and record sellout times that even the largest of legacy beauty brands can't command. Like her 20-year-old sister Kylie Jenner, Kardashian is angling to create a multihundred-million-dollar empire.
Trump has not mentioned Moore in public comments and tweets , and has ignored reporters' questions about the allegations. Franken apologized to Tweeden both publicly and in a separate letter sent to her that Tweeden read aloud on The View .
The global anti-doping body this week refused to reinstate Russia's anti-doping agency for the third year straight. Putin personally oversaw the $50 billion preparations for the Sochi Games, the most expensive in Olympic history.
Animal rights advocates, environmentalists and, crucially, even some Republicans had urged Trump to reverse course. He said he would put the decision "on hold" and review it with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
We worked diligently to come up with a resolution, and we could have ultimately been back in the classroom", she says. It's been a rough few weeks for students and college professors in Ontario, Canada's most populous province.
Similar, but needs work on his form.Has to be done in one single motion & eyes should never leave the camera. Marco Rubio's TV speech moment, during which he also scrambled to find a water bottle.
Is Moody's upgrade a thumbs up to BJP-Modi's reforms?
Banks were the biggest gainers after the Moody's upgraded the Government of India's local and foreign currency issuer ratings. The Sensex was trading 384.73 points or 1.16 per cent higher during the early session.
Cold front brings rain and wind Saturday night
A northwest wind of 8 to 13 miles per hour , gusting as high as 18 miles per hour , will become light northwest after midnight. Monday morning will be the coldest with lows ranging from the mid 30s north of I-10 to the low 40s at the coast.
Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017
My parents have always been my pillar of support and having them here by my side has only brought me more strength and joy. Mexico's Andrea Meza was the first runner-up in the contest while England's Stephanie Hill was the second runner-up.
Your first look at the Fantastic Beasts sequel is here
Warner Bros . has released a gorgeous picture of the second Fantastic Beasts' cast, plus lots of tasty plot details-and a title. But when Grindelwald stole the Elder Wand from Gregorovitch the wandmaker, the power went to his head and he got all evil.
Research suggests pooches are heart-healthy pets
Although this particular study does not parse the mechanisms of how dogs help reduce the risk of heart disease, others have tried. It's possible that people who choose to own dogs may simply be more active and in better health to begin with, say the authors.