MEL TILLIS, JR.
Grammy nominated Singer /Songwriter Mel Tillis, Jr. is proudly carrying on the musical tradition set forth by his father, Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis. Born in Nashville, Mel Jr. (AKA Sonny Boy) was the 4th child to come along for Mel and Dorris Tillis. Mel Sr. was working with Grandpa Jones in 1963 and someone said before he went on stage, “MEL, IT’S BAPTIST HOSPITAL IN NASHVILLE! DORIS HAD A LITTLE BOY!” After having 3 girls before, Mel stated “I FINALLY GOT ME A LITTLE SONNY BOY”! Well folks - it stuck - and Mel Tillis, Jr. will always be known as Sonny Boy!
As a songwriter, Mel Tillis, Jr. has had songs Recorded by Reba McEntire, Trace Adkins, Lee Greenwood, Billy Currington, Ricky Skaggs, Gene Watson, Clinton Gregory, and Jamie O'Neal, and many others.
Mel Jr. Received BMI honors as co-writer of Jamie O'Neal's #1 Grammy-Nominated hit single “When I Think About Angels". Mel Jr. toured extensively with his father and his mission is to not only sing, but also let folks get to know him through honest stories about his dad.