I would have BET that Mel Tillis has been a member of Nashville's Grand Ole Opry cast for many, many years. (I would have LOST that bet!)
Country legend Mel Tillis was surprised Saturday night on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry with news that he would be inducted as a member of the long-running show on June 9.
"When you look back at Mel Tillis' career, it is really incredible what he has accomplished," said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president/general manager. "We feel he is very deserving of Opry membership."
Mel, 74, will be the second member of the Tillis family to be an Opry member; his talented daughter, Pam, became a member in 2000.