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Mel Tillis, ‘The Coca-Cola Cowboy,” to Perform Concert Benefiting the Harold Shedd Music Gallery
Proceeds from ticket sales to help build Gallery inside Mill Town Music Hall
Thirty-six of Tillis’ songs have reached Top 10 status (with nine going to Number One). Some of his Top 10 Hits include, I Ain't Never, Good Woman Blues and Coca-Cola Cowboy. In 2012, President Barack Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts for his contributions to country music. He has been awarded both Entertainer of the Year and Comedian of the Year by the Country Music Association (CMA). He has also been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Tillis has appeared in numerous feature films, including Every Which Way But Loose with Clint Eastwood and Cannonball Run with Burt Reynolds, and he played the lead role in Uphill All the Way with Roy Clark. His daughter is country music singer Pam Tillis.
Plans are underway to open the Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery, a non-profit extension at Mill Town Music Hall, to serve as a tourist attraction which celebrates music history connected to the state of Georgia. Once built, the gallery will honor the renowned country music executive/producer Harold Shedd. A Georgia Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Shedd worked with artists such as Alabama, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus and many others. Currently, he’s working with Alabama on their latest album and tour. Proceeds from this concert will help with the construction costs related to the gallery.
Tickets for the Mel Tillis concert are $40 for “premium reserved” and $30 for “reserved”
Upcoming events at Mill Town Music Hall include: “The Heart Behind the Music” concert featuring Deana Carter, Billy Dean, Teddy Gentry and Bryan White on July 17; Sara Evans on July 18; The Oak Ridge Boys on August 16; The Ultimate Date Night with Comedian Kenn Kington on August 23; Marty Stuart on Sept. 11; Kenny Loggins on Oct. 27; and Ricky Skaggs on Nov. 14. For more information about Mill Town Music Hall or for an upcoming calendar of events, please visit us at www.MillTownMusicHall.com, follow us on Twitter @Mill_Town_Music_
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