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Mel Tillis to perform fundraising concert at Mill Town Music Hall
Mel Tillis to perform fundraising concert at Mill Town Music Hall

BREMEN, Ga. -- Legendary entertainer Mel Tillis will take the stage at Mill Town Music Hall on Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales from the show will benefit the Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery. Tillis worked with his long-time friend and Bremen-native Harold Shedd while at the Music Mill Studio in Nashville, Tenn. The Harold Shedd Music Gallery is scheduled to open later in 2014.

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” in advance. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets through Ticket Alternative at 1-877-725-8849, online at the Mill Town Music Hall website (www.MillTownMusicHall.com) or at the Mill Town Music Hall box office. For additional information, please call the Mill Town Music Hall box office at 770-537-6455.

Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

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