Public Service for Mel Tillis to Be Held at Ryman Auditorium

Mel Tillis’ family will soon honor the late legend and his legacy among friends, colleagues and fans at a special public service dedicated to Tillis at the iconic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The family released details regarding the memorial for Tillis, insisting that everyone who Tillis touched throughout his professional life come together to celebrate his mark on the country music world. The Country Music Hall of Fame member left a lasting impression on so many, and the Tillis clan thought nothing would hold more significance for his musical contributions than sharing the memories with all.

A few performances will also honor the late Tillis, with songs coming from Ricky Skaggs, Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Brenda Lee, 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 passed away at the age of 85 after a critical battle with intestinal issues that began back in the early months of 2016. He was staying at the Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida when he passed on.

The country singer enjoyed a 60-year career, recording more than 60 albums and earning 35 Top 10 singles. He became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, which acquired him quite the notoriety around Nashville and beyond.

The service will be held at the Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, January 31, at 10 a.m. CST.