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Funeral & Visitation for Mel Tillis to Take Place Today (Nov. 27)

Funeral & Visitation for Mel Tillis to Take Place Today (Nov. 27)

Funeral arrangements and visitation for Mel Tillis, who passed away on Nov. 19 at the age of 85, have been announced. Visitation for Mel will be held on Nov. 27 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sykes Funeral Home (424 Franklin St.) in Clarksville, Tenn. A public funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. at…MORE

Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Dead at 85

Country Music Legend Mel Tillis Dead at 85

Mel Tillis, one of country music’s most versatile artists, died this morning (Nov. 19) of respiratory failure at age 85. Mel battled intestinal issues since early 2016 and never fully recovered. Mel won the CMA Entertainer of the Year award in 1976 and was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. Lonnie…MORE

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #11–20

In Honor of Labor Day, the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music History: #11–20

It’s time to clock in—we’ve got the 40 Hardest Working Songs in Country Music. Today, Sept. 1, we’re featuring #11–20. Country music throughout the decades has not only embraced its working class roots, it’s made a point to praise them. Yes, work is tough, as Merle Haggard wrote in “Workin’ Man’s Blues” or as George…MORE

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs